Alcohol Compliance Checks
WASCOP contracts with the Wyoming Department Health to conduct alcohol retailer education and compliance checks statewide. Compliance checks are a proven, best-practice strategy, for reducing the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 21. WASCOP distributes grant funds to local law enforcement agencies to conduct compliance checks of alcohol retailers in their jurisdiction. These checks are conducted according to protocols established in W.S.S. 12-6-103. Data from the inspection is gathered and reported to the Wyoming Liquor Division and developed into an annual report published by WASCOP and the University of Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center.
WASCOP produces and distributes ‘GET ID’ packets to alcohol retailers in the State of Wyoming through their local law enforcement agency. These packets contain materials for alcohol retailers to train and familiarize employees on Wyoming law related to the sale of alcoholic beverages and best practice business protocols for checking ID to reduce the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 21.
WASCOP promotes Training in Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) for alcohol retailers. Many Wyoming law enforcement agencies provide this training for free to retailers in their jurisdiction. This training is for retailers and their employees and trains them in detecting fake IDs, server practices and how to successfully handle intoxicated customers. These measures are intended to improve their business practices, business environment and improve profitability while at the same time reducing underage drinking and over-consumption of alcohol and the social problems associated with them.