(Editor’s note: The following information was provided Osseo Police Chief Tom Hartkopf)
The Osseo Police Department Saturday, Sept. 8, completed the annual Alcohol Compliance Checks.
The Osseo Police Department was selected by Invitation Health Institute as a recipient of their Alcohol Compliance Check grant program in June. The grant reimburses the department $30 for each check and requires two rounds of checks.
The first round had to be completed between June 28 and Dec. 15, 2012. Round two must be conducted between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2013. The grant also required checks of seasonal licenses.
The Osseo Police Department started an “alcohol server training” program in 2011. This training is offered to all Osseo Businesses with no charge.
In April of this year the Osseo Police Department offered two classes and two more were offered to the Osseo Lion’s Club members in August. All classes were well attended and it appears they work well. All businesses that were open Saturday evening (Princeton’s Liquor, Duffy’s Bar, Olympia Cafe, Nectar Wine and Bistro, Dick’s Bar, Lynde’s Café, Premier Wine and Spirits and the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion), along with the Osseo Lions Roar were checked and passed.
The Osseo Police Department is very happy that all of the businesses are doing a great job in not serving alcohol to minors. Congratulations to all Osseo businesses and the Osseo Lions Club.