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District of Columbia’s Alcohol Agency Announced as 2018 National Liquor Law Enforcement Association Agency of The Year

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA), a District of Columbia government regulatory agency in charge of the issuance, regulation, compliance and enforcement of liquor licenses and laws throughout the nation’s capital, on Monday, November 5, received the 2018 National Liquor Law Enforcement (NLLEA) Agency of the Year Award.

“Delivering exceptional results can only be done with a dedicated team who works together toward a common goal,” said ABRA Director, Fred Moosally. “ABRA has had a challenging year and as a team, strategically and effectively accomplished the tasks at hand. We are honored to be named NLLEA’s Agency of the Year.”   

NLLEA, a non-profit association of law enforcement personnel dedicated to the enforcement of liquor laws and regulations, presented awards recognizing innovation and excellence for alcohol law enforcement on Monday, in Seattle, at NLLEA’s annual conference, Alcohol Law Enforcement: Managing Public Safety in the Changing Tides of the Alcohol Environment. The conference will focus on the ways the alcohol enforcement profession is changing and what agencies must do to meet new expectations.

“ABRA’s effectiveness in coordinating a comprehensive plan to create a well-regulated environment in the District Wharf along with enforcement strategies designed to protect public safety during multiple large events in DC in addition to ABRA’s multi-agency collaboration in marijuana enforcement is impressive,” said NLLEA President, Justin Nordhorn. “ABRA’s effective programs and successful working relationships with agencies make ABRA the ideal recipient of the NLLEA Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year award.”

ABRA previously received NLLEA’s “Innovative Alcohol Law Enforcement Program of the Year,” in 2017, recognizing ABRA’s DC: Double Check 101 program and in 2009, recognizing the programs implemented for the 56th presidential inauguration.

ABRA’s mission to support the public’s health, safety and welfare through the control and regulation of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages was greatly enhanced due to various new and improved programs, initiatives and procedures. ABRA continues to achieve its mission and improve the quality of health, safety, commerce and community in the District of Columbia.

More information about ABRA can be found on the agency’s website abra.dc.gov