County Wide Compliance Checks to Continue

Sheriff Richards has decided to continue compliance checks as long as a Federal CARD Grant is received.   Sheriff Richards faced with budget cuts and reduced staff had made the hard decision to discontinue  Alcohol Compliance Checks.  After several meetings with the County Supervisors and pleads made by several groups in the county, the Sheriff is able to continue the grant process and the checks if the grants come through. The Lodi Police Department has stated that their program will continue and is funded through 2012 and was in no way effected by the Sheriff's decision.  Together the Lodi Police Department and the Sheriff's Department can insure that all establishments in the Lodi area will maintain compliance with checking IDs and not selling to under-aged buyers.