The Grover Beach Police Department has secured funding from the California Department of Justice to combat illegal tobacco use among teens in the city.
City council members approved the acceptance of $137,661 in state funding to tackle the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors. This money is a part of grants The grants awarded to 76 local entities throughout the state.
The police department will use the funding over the next three years to conduct several educational lessons in the local schools through the D.A.R.E. Program, conduct tobacco use enforcement operations in and around city parks; to educate and conduct enforcement operations with local tobacco licensed establishments.