ABC Training



The Inglewood Police Department would like to remind the community that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) offers free training through its Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) program.


What is the LEAD Program?


The LEAD program started in 1991, and continues today as a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees and applicants. The program provides attendees with practical information on serving alcoholic beverages safely, responsibly, and legally, with emphasis on preventing sales to minors, sales to obviously intoxicated persons, and illicit drug activity at the licensed establishment. The program length is approximately 4 hours and covers various topics relating to serving alcohol and related laws.


Who Should Attend LEAD Training?


Alcohol-related problems can affect retail licensees, their employees and applicants. ABC suggests the following people attend the training:


• Owners and board members

• Managers and/or assistant managers

• All alcohol servers

• I.D. checkers

• Security supervisors /staff

• Ticket takers/sellers

• Parking lot supervisor

• Overall operations supervisor

• Concert promoter


LEAD training provides alcoholic beverage servers with the tools and knowledge they need to promote reasonable consumption of alcoholic beverages, keep alcohol out of the hands of underage persons, deal with difficult situations, and contribute to making communities safer. As a result, licensees benefit from a reduction in risk of liability, including criminal (court action), civil (lawsuit), and administrative (ABC accusation), and possibly reduced insurance premiums.


While in-person training is currently unavailable, those interested in taking this training can still do so online at