The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is taking charge of state liquor inspections in the county thanks to a new pilot program from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. With the Christian County Liquor Inspection Pilot Program, the sheriff’s office has begun carrying out Standard Liquor Inspections in the county on behalf of the State of Illinois.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says the county is being reimbursed for conducting these checks.
Kettelkamp says the program is a win-win all the way around. He says it will help his officers have more of a presence in the community.
The program will include conducting checks in all jurisdictions of incorporated and unincorporated Christian County. Under the agreement, local officials are required to report their findings to the state commission, which may result in further adjudicative action for failed inspections.