Alcohol Beverage Control Enforcement Powers and Structure
6They are sworn peace officers, but the commissioner of public safety has not granted them authority during this administration to carry firearms. They currently do not make physical arrests.
7They are considered sworn peace officers level 2 in Colorado. Level 2 means they have full peace officer authority while on duty. Level 1 officers are able to enforce all laws whether on duty or not.
8Ten of the 34 total agents work alcohol violations at the casinos only.
9The two investigative assistants can issue criminal citations, but they cannot make physical arrests.
10There are three officers in the Vice Enforcement Unit, which is housed within the Division of Criminal Investigation, and these are the officers primarily responsible for enforcing alcohol laws. Approximately 80-90 percent of their time is spent on illegal gambling cases while about 10-20 percent of their time is spent on alcohol law violations.
11There are also an estimated 3,500 3.2-percent-beer establishments, but licensing and enforcement of these establishments is done at the local level.
12In June 2003, the Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement was eliminated. Currently, local law enforcement agencies have been charged with enforcing all alcohol laws previously handled by the bureau.
13Although they are not sworn police officers, they do have arrest powers.
14There are six part-time agents who can also be called in on an as-needed basis.
15They are sworn police officers, but they cannot make arrests.
16Enforcement agents for the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission can only investigate cases where the alcohol content is over 5 percent. There are 18,000-20,000 beer-only licenses in the State, but they do not have enforcement powers in those establishments.
17They have the authority through statute, but they don’t exert it.