Drugs and Vice Division: Liquor License Investigations
Sworn officers responsible for investigating applicants for liquor licenses, social games, and coin amusement devices (both new applicants and renewals). Investigators obtain criminal history, financial backgrounds and other information about applicants. Investigators also track public concerns and police problems at existing premises. Investigators then prepare recommendations concerning applications and/or renewal of City licenses.
These positions require establishing a close working relationship with staff people from the Bureau of Licenses as well as the
Officers are also required to assist other DVD Investigators in performing Division functions.
Liquor License Detail
The Liquor License Detail's main responsibility is to investigate existing businesses where alcohol is sold and to make recommendations to the OLCC on the suitability of businesses to have liquor licenses. In performing this function, the investigators work closely with the precincts, The License Bureau, OLCC, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and various neighborhood groups.
Mismanaged liquor outlets can greatly affect neighborhood livability. The liquor license investigation process gives neighborhoods and the City an avenue to hold such outlets accountable to the public. The investigators use a variety of problem-solving techniques to ensure that only responsible outlets are granted licenses. The Liquor License Detail has initiated several agreements with OLCC, liquor outlets, and neighborhood associations to control the number of licensed outlets.