As public concern about drinking and driving and underage consumption of alcohol as increased over the years, so has the focus on how to combat this issue. More emphasis has been, and is being placed on ensuring that those individuals who are purchasing alcohol are of legal drinking age. As a result, Cities across the State of Minnesota are conducting random checks in bars and liquor stores to make sure that clerks are asking for identification when it is appropriate to do so. In fact, this issue has become so important, many feel that the legislature will soon require that these random checks be done on an annual basis. To ensure that we are doing our part at the Buffalo Police Department, we have voluntarily begun to conduct alcohol compliance checks at our local establishments. We are hopeful that these checks will lead to a reduction in underage consumption of alcohol and of underage drinking and driving.