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Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Alcohol/Tobacco Training

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office can arrange for an alcohol training for employers and their employees that gives them an opportunity to participate in a county-wide beverage server training. There is No charge for the program. Please contact us if you have an interest.

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office can also hold Tobacco Retailer Certifications.  Please contact us if you are interested. 

The training session can help you and your employees:

  • Become familiar with Iowa laws and regulations regarding alcohol sales.

  • Learn helpful hints for checking identification.

  • Learn how to identify valid and counterfeit ID's.

  • Learn how to pass compliance checks!

  • Learn what your rights and responsibilities are if someone presents an invalid ID.

  • Know how best to handle customers who have "had too much too drink"

  • Have the opportunity to hear the experiences of other license holders.

Retail sellers of alcohol, law enforcement personnel, and prevention specialist all have a common goal and responsibility to keep our community safe. We urge you as responsible business people and license holders to call and reserve a space for you and your employees for this session. Along with compliance checks and working with parents to monitor their youth, beverage server training is an important strategy to reduce the damage done by underage drinking in this country.

Please contact:

Craig Johnson, Deputy Sheriff, Clayton County Sheriff's Office   563.245.2422