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State hosts TIPS training ahead of deadline for new ordinance

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The Wyoming State Liquor Association is hosting TIPS Training in the city of Casper, for three sessions.

According to a Casper Police Department statement, no registration is required.

The training is put on by WSLA with support and funding from the Wyoming Liquor Division utilizing the nationally recognized TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) alcohol server training program.

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WSLA is offering three courses at the Ramkota Hotel.

  • Sunday, April 28th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Monday, April 29th from 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Monday, April 29th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

TIPS is a “dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking,” the CPD statement says. They say the training does this “by enhancing the fundamental ‘people skills’ of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol.”

According to a new ordinance servers, bouncers and other liquor establishment employees complete state certified training such as TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) training within 90 days of their employment.

The ordinance goes on to say that event staff involved in alcohol distribution to have completed training prior to working any events.

The ordinance was passed in early March and takes effect May 5th.