Safety Alliance

Developed and led by Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Division of Licensure, Regulation and Education, the Safety Alliance is a network of stakeholders working with businesses licensed to sell or serve alcohol. Members include law enforcement, regulatory and code enforcement agencies, outreach agencies, licensed establishments, community groups, and others as needed. Safety Alliance members collaborate and share resources to promote effective regulation of dining, entertainment, and special events to ensure public health, safety, and quality of life. The Safety Alliance also educates businesses about their roles and responsibilities as valued members of the community.
The Montgomery County Safety Alliance was developed in 2004 from the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) national model.

Still relevant today, this long-standing and award-winning network has served as an invaluable resource during the Covid-19 public health emergency. Since early July, teams of inspectors and outreach workers from multiple agencies have visited establishments in the major entertainment areas of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Silver Spring to provide information about changing requirements. Teams provide posters, signs, flashlights, wrist bands and other materials to help businesses comply with County and State mandates. When necessary, inspectors and police officers issue violations and civil citations.