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Berkeley Police Department
Monday October 17th, 2022 :: 02:36 p.m. PDT


BPD Awarded $191k Grant to enforce underage tobacco laws

The Berkeley Police Department has been awarded a grant for $191,053 from the California Department of Justice.  The Department plans to use this funding to educate youth and businesses about the negative health effects of tobacco use, and enforce under-age tobacco laws against businesses in an effort to reduce and/or prevent underage tobacco related purchases within the City of Berkeley.
The grant will allow us to meet a number of objectives, including:

  • General enforcement operations at tobacco retailers
  • Identifying problematic retailers who are out of compliance
  • Minor decoy operations
  • Inspections of licensed premises
This grant will cover three years 2022 through 2025-25

Berkeley Police Department
2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-981-5900

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