Statesboro City Council voted to approve changes to the local alcohol ordinance on March 15, 2016. There are new changes that will take effect July 1, 2016. Retailers who hold an on premise alcohol license are required to have staff trained in a responsible alcohol sales program. On premise sales is when a person consumes alcohol at the place of purchase (i.e., restaurant). Businesses will have until December 31, 2016 to have current staff trained. After January 1, 2017, new employees must complete training within thirty (30) days of hire. TiPS training has been pre-approved by City Council as an appropriate training program. Bulloch Co Alcohol & Drug Council offers TiPS training AT NO COST. Master Deputy, Jeff Thompson, Bulloch Co Sheriff’s Office, serves as the TiPS instructor. Jeff earned certification in 2014 and has trained almost 800 participants in Statesboro and Bulloch County. For more information on the changes to the Statesboro Alcohol Ordinance, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.statesboroga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-03-Ordinance-Alcohol-Chapter-6.pdf
Please Note: If you hold an alcohol license through Bulloch County, the county ordinance requires BOTH on premise and off premise license holders to complete TiPS training.