The Amherst Police Department will be conducting increased enforcement campaigns to address underage alcohol law violations. The emphasis of the additional patrols will be to combat underage drinking and those violating the town’s ban on open containers of alcohol on public property. Enforcement efforts will include criminal summons, town bylaw citations and arrests.
In addition to the enforcement aspect of this mobilization, there is an educational awareness component to this program. Officers will educate citizens on the Town Bylaw prohibiting open containers of alcohol on public property, keg permits, and Operating Under the Influence.
Questions regarding this enforcement initiative can be forwarded to Sergeant Todd S. Lang at 413-259-3000 or via email. For additional information concerning the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Highway Safety Division please go to their website.