Friday, February 24, 2012

Law Enforcement Training

The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition will be hosting a FREE training opportunity for all law enforcement officers related to alcohol enforcement efforts on March 23rd.

The trainer for the event is Travis Bruyer of the Flathead County Alcohol Enforcement Team.

Mr. Bruyer was assigned to the Detective Division of the Flathead Valley Montana Sheriffs Department in 2005, as the Alcohol Enforcement Team Coordinator (AET). At that time, the Flathead Valley claimed one of the highest youth underage drinking rates in the United States. Establishing a model Alcohol Enforcement Team, the Flathead County Alcohol Enforcement Team began an all out assault on illegal alcohol use. Utilizing the most successful environmental and legal strategies, and working in conjunction with the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. The program has become widely viewed as a nationwide community model.

Since 2005, the Flathead County Alcohol Enforcement Team has received national recognition for its efforts in addressing the issue of underage drinking, by the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center, and the American Council on Criminal Justice Training. The AET increased the Flathead Valley’s Compliance Rate from 40% - 70% within the first year of implementation. Nearly four thousand underage drinking arrests have been made since the inception of the Flathead AET.

Travis is responsible for helping communities establish law enforcement priorities to fight underage drinking and to establish community Alcohol Enforcement Teams (AET).

Training topics will include:
*Alcohol Enforcement Policies and Procedures
* Alcohol Enforcement Strategies (shoulder taps, compliance checks, controlled party dispersal)
* Multi-jurisdictional alcohol enforcement concept
This training is open to anyone in Iowa who works with youth to prevent underage drinking. Intended audience includes: Law Enforcement, State Patrol, Judges, Attorneys, DNR officers, Coalition Members, School Personnel, and School Resource Officers.

DATE: Friday, March 23rd
TIME: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
LOCATION: Roberts Memorial Center- Keosauqua, IA

Registration is required for this event as lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for the training, please contact the SAFE Coalition via email at: or by phone at 319-293-6412

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