Free courses for businesses to help reduce underage alcohol, tobacco violators

Published on Monday, September 24, 2012

Local business owners and associates are invited to a free short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in communities, while also lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees.

The program, designed by The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is being conducted by the Greer Police Department on Oct. 15 in two sessions – 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 5 p.m. – at City Hall.

The curriculum provides managers and servers/sellers with the knowledge and skills to comply with state, community, and establishment level alcohol and tobacco policies – and to avoid the potential consequences of failing to comply with those policies.

Individuals trained in PREP receive a two-year certification card and a PREP participant manual. The program covers:

• off-premise alcohol sales practices

• on-premise alcohol sales practices

• tobacco sales practices

• development of manager/supervisor sales policies

• keg registration.

The session covers relevant issues, including: alcohol and tobacco laws and consequences;

• checking IDs

• fake IDs

• handling difficult situations

• cutting off service

• reducing liability of employees and businesses.

Interested registrants must contact Sgt. Chad Richardson at [email protected] or 864-968-7002 to reserve a space.


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