Those applying for retail liquor licenses in town, as well as current license holders, should be aware of possible compliance checks from the police.
A public notice issued by the Police on Jan. 14 indicates that the Needham Police Department intends to check local liquor license holders for compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) and the town's liquor regulations. This may include the use of people under 21 in stings.
This year, police may also check retail package stores' compliance, after the Needham Selectmen approved liquor regulations as voted by the Town in the November election.
The deadline to apply for a Needham retail Liquor License is today.
Below is the full public notice from the Needham Police:
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) suggest that police departments planning on conducting compliance checks post a public notice with the local media.
The Needham police, as an agent of the Needham Board of Selectmen, the local licensing board, is announcing they will be conducting compliance checks within the upcoming year of 2013.
The purpose of these checks is to ensure that liquor license holders within the Town of Needham are complying with regulations put forth by the ABCC and the Town of Needham Rules and Regulations. The Needham Police may conduct underage stings as part of these compliance checks. This public notice will serve as this notice for the entire year of 2013.