Arcata Police Participating in Statewide Effort to Curb Underage Drinking

ARCATA, CA. (KIEM) – The Shoulder Tap operation is an enforcement program to deter giving alcohol to people under age 21.

A minor will act as a decoy under the supervision of law enforcement to solicit adults to buy alcohol for them while outside of licensed establishments.

People who are caught giving alcohol to the decoy can be arrested or cited for a violation Of California Business and Professions Code.

The Arcata Police Department will be participating in this program on March 14th.