(May 12, 2014) – This summer, the Ocean City Police Department will be hosting six identification training sessions as part of the department’s Reducing Availability of Alcohol to Minors (RAAM) Program at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway). These free training sessions are designed for alcohol retailers, restaurant servers and bar tenders.

These training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on the following dates:

  • May 21, 2014
  • May 28, 2014
  • June 4, 2014
  • June 25, 2014
  • July 2, 2014
  • July 9, 2014

Attendees can choose to come to any one of the six dates provided. Ocean City restaurants and alcohol retail establishments are encouraged to include this training opportunity in to their new seasonal employee orientation and training. No registration is necessary and there is no cost to attend this training.

The RAAM Program is a community policing initiative that began in 1995 and addresses underage drinking in Ocean City. An essential component of this program is the partnership formed with local alcohol retailers, restaurants and bars. The Ocean City Police Department continues to strictly enforce underage drinking and is committed to the ongoing relationships with the Ocean City business community.

For more information about the RAAM Program and upcoming training sessions, please contact the OCPD Public Affairs Office at 410-520-5395.