State Regulating Agency Teams Up with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Protect Citizens at Public Events
November 10, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As part of its mission to protect Florida's youth, citizens and guests, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) will assist law enforcement agencies at various local events across the state this week.
Events include the FSU vs. Miami football game in Tallahassee, the Taylor Swift concert in Jacksonville, the Festival of Nations in Panama City, the Bear Creek Festival in Live Oak, the "Orlando Calling" two-day concert in Orlando and the Jay Z and Kanye West concert in Sunrise.
The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco consistently participates in increased enforcement operations and coordinates directly with local law enforcement agencies across the state. Notification of these efforts will be sent out at regular intervals.
The Division is charged with keeping alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.