|Health Factors:||Alcohol & Drug Use|
|Decision Makers:||Local Government State Government Federal Government|
|Population Reach:||50-99% of WI's population|
|Impact on Disparities:|
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Overservice law enforcement initiatives are proactive community efforts to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting alcoholic beverage service to intoxicated customers. Such enforcement efforts are carried out by Alcohol Beverage Control personnel or plainclothes or uniformed police and may include fines or licensing actions. Alcohol beverage outlets are often informed of enforcement plans, and managers and staff are often provided with education and training in strategies to prevent overservice (CG-Alcohol).
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether overservice law enforcement initiatives reduce excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms (CG-Alcohol). Available evidence suggests that such efforts can reduce service to intoxicated customers and reduce alcohol impaired driving, particularly when implemented in areas at high-risk for excessive use (CG-Alcohol, Jones 2011a). However, additional evidence is needed to confirm effects.
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