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					SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE
Oceanside Police Department
      OCEANSIDE’S ORDINANCE

 Adopted 2003/Amended 2007
 Key changes to ordinance
• Intent requirement (knows or reasonably
  should have known)
• Reasonable steps (control access and
  quantity, verify age and supervise minors)
• Misdemeanor ( $1,000 fine, 6 months jail
  or both)
           OFFICER TRAINING

• Briefing (20 minutes) annually near end
  of school year
 Video
 Discussion - Why it’s important?
 Highlights of ordinance
 Copy of ordinance for reference
         L.E. SURVEY RESULTS

• Surveys 2007-09 OPD patrol
• Responses over 3 years similar except
  for four areas
Social host awareness
Beliefs regarding the gravity of problem
Perception of enforcement obstacles
Effectiveness of SHO as a tool
       Enforcement Statistics

• Approximately 16 citations issued
  since May 2007
• Almost all adjudicated cases have
  resulted in convictions. Several were
  dismissed and some have gone to
  warrant status.
• Fines and reimbursements range from
  $250.00 to $700.00; no incarceration.
       Enforcement Challenges

• Lack of resources
• Absence of a signed complaint
• Identification of the host
• Entry into the residence
Legal challenges
Risk of civil action against officers

				
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