"Cops In Shops" Cracks Down on Fake IDs
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Law enforcement officials are cracking down on fake IDs, teaming up with local liquor establishments to do it.
"Cops In Shops" is a joint effort between the Grand Junction Police Department and the State Liquor Enforcement.
The program is voluntary for liquor establishments, giving them the tools to better train those selling alcohol and help get fake IDs off the streets.
The participating businesses schedule times for liquor enforcement officers to be present in their stores and restaurants so that the officers can work with the employees who are checking the identifications of those buying alcohol.
The officers teach the employees how to spot fake IDs, and if someone presents an ID that the employee is unsure if it's valid or not, the officer can run it through a database to make that determination. If the ID is not valid, the officer can then confiscate it and take enforcement action against the person trying to use it.
Grand Junction Police Department officials say the partnership helps protect our young people by getting fake IDs off the streets.
Seven businesses have so far volunteered for the program:
- Country Club Liquors
- College Liquors
- Old Chicago's
- Loco Food Store at 1st and Grand Ave.
- Rockslide Brewery
- North Avenue Liquors
- Pete's House of Spirits
Other businesses wanting to sign up for "Cops In Shops" can call 970-248-7133.