Police and bar workers crackdown on booze-fuelled offending

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Bar workers from the Chesterfield and north east Derbyshire have been studying for a qualification in responsible alcohol sales as part of the police Intoxicated campaign.

Intoxicated is run by Derbyshire police, Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council and aims to crack down on alcohol-related offences by raising awareness of the law around the sale of alcohol to people who have already had too much.

Staff from The Arkwright Centre, Groove and The Beach attended sessions this week at Chesterfield Town Hall on Wednesday, December 7, and at The Arkwright Centre, on Thursday, December 8.

The training, which was carried out by Remscott Training and Development and officers from the areas licensing team, pub, club and bar workers studying for a Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailin.

The training touched on a wide variety of topics including how to recognise drunkenness, licensing law, checking identifications, personal safety and how pubs, clubs and bars can help cut alcohol-related crimes.

Sergeant Nick Booth of the North Division Licencing Team said: “The aim behind Intoxicated is to make people aware of the law and also about protecting the general public, to ensure they can go to a pub and be safe.

“The campaign has been running in Derbyshire for four years now, providing support and training to local pubs, clubs and off-licences which is a vital part of our work.”

He added: “We hope that by increasing knowledge and awareness of responsible alcohol sales and supporting licensees we will also have a positive impact within our communities, helping to reduce and prevent incidents of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and disorder which can be related to the night-time economy.”

Bars, pubs, clubs and off-licence staff can find out more information about the sessions or enquire about place by contacting Remscott Training on 01298 812825 or emailing admin@remscott.com.

To find out more about the campaign, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk and search for ‘Intoxicated’.