Santa Clara Police Department Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Harm

By Robert Haugh

The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) announced that it has been awarded a $75,068 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community.

“This grant is a major boost to our efforts to keep alcohol away from minors and prevent alcohol-related crime,” said Police Chief Pat Nikolai. “It will allow us to increase enforcement at problem locations and provide more education and outreach to our community.”

The grant is one of nearly 50 awarded in California through the ABC’s Alcohol Policing Partnership (APP) program. 

The APP program is designed to strengthen partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement agencies to reduce alcohol-related harm.

“The APP program has been a proven success in reducing alcohol-related crime and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “We’re pleased to be able to provide this funding to the SCPD and other law enforcement agencies across California.”

The funds from the grant will be used to support a variety of activities, including:

  • Increased enforcement of alcohol laws, including sales to minors and intoxicated patrons
  • Education and outreach to businesses and the community about alcohol laws and responsible drinking
  • Partnerships with other agencies, such as the Department of Public Health, to address the root causes of alcohol-related harm


  1. A lot of what Jo Warren has to say has a lot of legitimate frustration of many voters.

    I will say this again and again, people like Howard Myers, Jo Warren, Kirk Vartan, and Burt Field stand for good ans decent issues.

    Mr Bonito as well. Many others

    December 2020. Jain won. Park won. Becker won. So did Watanabe.

    Now what did Jain do on december 5?

    He went right to Chandhok asked for a briefing book. Set up 65 meetings.

    COMPLETELY PUTS HIMSELF AND HIS LITTLE BUDDIES in the political whore class. The other two, becker and park
    From there. Doyle fired. Santana fired


    Had Jain kept away from 49ers, backed ethics commission, cut a deal with lg and kw, you get agrihood, ethics commission, we get districts, settle 49ers. It would have negated all conflict.

    But no.

    Jain, Park, Becker created vortex that led to the voter distrust.

    Deny Field reappointlent. STUPID
    It automatically makes Field a local hero

    Spend 500 k to take public right to elect chier away. Stupid. Makes Nikolai local hero

    2022. Gillmor mayor but in minority
    So spend 5 million to bash gillmor. Stupid
    Gillmor wins. Politics is not horseshoes. Yardage means Nothing. At end it is a win or lose matter. She won

    The alternative is now facing a moral terpitude indicment and gillmor is posing with beyonce.

  2. So, the “benevolent” State of California provides some the $$$ back to communities that it has stole through harsh taxation. I guess, kinda nice.

    Wow. $75k. That and nickel will buy you a nice cup of coffee and a Stan’s Donut shop.

    This post addresses this mere pittance as well as our right as Citizens to select our Police Chief.

    From July 29, 2023 to August 28, 2023, there were roughly 250 “names” (each of which may include multiple incidences, or charges) involved with an alleged criminal event. See link below for Santa Clara Arrest Log. I ask that readers review it and absorb the unseen alleged activities that the Santa Clara Weakly and the 49er 5 are hiding. Of course, this is a summary of an Arrest Log and all those named are presumed innocent until otherwise. This is merely a summary of a PUBLIC document.

    First, it is truly karma that finds that 14 alleged charges (via keyword search) took place on “MARIE P DEBARTOLO WAY,” mother of Al “Jed York” Capone. I am sure Al Capone had the decency NOT to name a street frequented by ARRESTEEs. It is Karma. Non-good is visited upon by non-good. I cannot imagine a son choosing $$$ over his mother. However, that is what happens when one installs the 49er 5.

    Second, this ‘grant’ of $75k is nothing. Out of about 250 “names,” 25 names were involved in ‘alcohol’ related issues (10% of Santa Clara Police involvement). And with 14 names involved with ‘disorderly conduct,’ that leaves 11 names (4.4% of Santa Clara Police involvement) related to DUIs. Two (2) were DUIs with Injuries (0.8% of Santa Clara Police involvement).
    I get it. Santa Clara ought to take what it can. BUT THIS GRANT does nothing to fight other 90% crime against us tax-paying, peace-loving Santa Clarans. A big Yawn and a P’shaw is in order.

    Remember this: Suds Jain, Tony becker, kEvin pArk, Raj C, and Hardee are comfortable with the status quo… that is, the criminal activity level in Santa Clara is OK to them… they only want a PUPPET as a police chief to control what we citizens need to know to protect ourselves and our children.

    If they “anoint/appoint” a police chief, we citizens won’t know about the going-on and crime in Santa Clara as shown in the link. An Anointed/Appointed Police Chief will kill this link. It is not the 49ers best interest that you know about the crime about you.

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