Alcohol Enforcement Unit
Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL)
The Cheyenne Police Department's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program is one of the department’s newer specialty units. EUDL officers participate in different operations focused on enforcement.
Undercover Observer is an operation that puts plain clothes officers and Air Force volunteers in various bars and businesses that serve alcohol to identify underage drinkers.
Shoulder Tap is an operation that places confidential informants (CI) between 18 and 20 years of age in front of package liquor stores. As patrons walk by, the CI asks the customer if he/she would buy alcohol for the CI and identifies themselves as being under the age of 21. This operation focuses on the people who buy alcohol for minors.
Party Posse is an operation that focuses on locating underage drinking parties around the city.
Compliance Checks are also conducted by the EUDL team. Compliance Checks are conducted by plain clothes officers and a confidential informant (CI) between the age of 18 and 20. In this operation the CI attempts to buy alcohol from bars and businesses around the city.
EUDL Education: Our EUDL team also does community education on the dangers of underage drinking. At some events our EUDL officer allows individuals to play xbox games while wearing "drunk goggles". This allows participants to experience varying levels of alcohol impairment and how it hinders your motor skills, such as driving a vehicle.