Criminal

Bar Checks

A: A bar check is when two or more cops go to a bar to make sure that everything is in order and to just give a sense of safety. Nobody but the cops there are allowed to participate in the bar check, and they’re usually pretty short and not really intensely detailed.

B: Cops can’t go on bar checks on a routine schedule or just when the bar is flooded with people. The supervisor will tell a couple cops that they need to go on a bar check because of calls they’ve gotten, and it’s always up to the supervisor to decide if they actually need to go on a bar check.

C-D: The police department is the only agency that’s allowed to go on bar checks, and only somebody that is a sergeant or higher can approve a request to go on a bar check.
I: Before or as soon as they get there, the cops that are doing the check need to let the owner know that they’re there and explain what’s happening.

J: Things that the cops need to look out for and take note of is if there are any liquor license violations, any permit violations, people that are drunk, and if there is anybody under 21 that is drinking or seems like they might be.

K-N: Cops aren’t allowed to ask for ID unless they’re very sure that somebody broke the law. The checks should be done as fast as possible and the cops should try not to mess with that much of what’s happening unless they have to.

Francisco Hernandez

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