Public Safety, Law Enforcement in Alcohol Regulation Focus of Session Two of Michigan Policy Series

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Alcohol Policy will continue its 2012 Michigan Policy Forum Series on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at The Radisson Hotel Lansing in Lansing, Michigan.

Public safety is one of the most important issues influencing alcohol policy decisions and enforcement. New concepts can challenge current alcohol regulation and weaken regulatory resources. Session Two of the series, “Public Safety and Law Enforcement in Alcohol Regulation,” will explore the relationship between alcohol regulation and alcohol law enforcement.

The Honorable Don Allen, Ingham County District Court
Scott Ellis, National Hospitality Institute, Lansing
Laura Fitzpatrick, Muskegon Alcohol Liability Initiative, MCHP/Mercy Health Partners
Don McGehee, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, Michigan Attorney General’s Office
Penny Norton, FACE – The Prevention Resource Group
Jerry Oliver, former Police Chief of Detroit, Center for Alcohol Policy Advisory Council

What:   2012 Michigan Policy Forum Series
Session Two: Public Safety and Law Enforcement in Alcohol Regulation

When:   Wednesday, April 18, 2012
            7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
            8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
            8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Where:  The Radisson Hotel Lansing, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933

Registration: Register online for the forum series at There is no cost to attend.

Session One of the series, “The Economic Impact of the Alcohol Industry in Michigan,” was held on March 22 and provided an overview of the alcohol industry in Michigan along with the impact of regulation. The series will conclude with Session Three, “What’s Happening in the World of Alcohol Regulation,” on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Radisson Hotel Lansing.


The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit or follow the Center on Twitter at


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