Liquor Enforcement Officers from the PA State Police, and the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement will be teaming up to target alcohol related crimes on and around college campuses. 

With the start of the fall semester, the Bureau will also offer educational and enforcement assistance to campus administrators and authorities to aid them in reducing underage alcohol consumption. 

Officers will be meeting with those who hold a liquor license to reinforce the importance of not selling to minors, as well as actively investigate the use/manufacture of Fake IDs.

The State said anyone under the age of 21 found in possession of, or consuming alcoholic beverages will be cited. 

First-time conviction will result in a $500 and/or 90 days of jail time. 

The Bureau said their goal is target those who are selling and purchasing alcohol for minors, including parents. 

In addition to their own efforts, the Bureau said, the 1-888-Under21 hotline (1-888-863-3721) can be used by anyone, anywhere in the Commonwealth to report: 

  • Individuals under the age of 21 who are drinking. 
  • Liquor Licensed establishments who serve underage individuals. 
  • Information about scheduled parties or events that underage individuals plan to consume alcoholic beverages. 
  • Individuals who are known to purchase alcohol for underage individuals.