Today, New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow is joining The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's Ron Engle and others to kick off a summer's worth of programs to fight underage drinking on the Jersey Shore.

One of these programs is Cops in Shops®. Cops in Shops® is a unique partnershp between retailers and law enforcement that helps stop illegal alcohol sales to those underage and prevents adults from buying alcohol for minors.The program places undercover cops in and around retail outlets selling alcohol, looking out for those underage. Cops in Shops® signage around the retail outlets also let buyers know underage drinkers are taking a substanital risk by attempting to purchase from that store.

We're very glad to have Attorney General Dow's support behind this program, and we're looking forward to seeing its impact on the Jersey Shore this summer.