The Safe County Alliance is a strategy to create a safe environment for dining and entertainment by building supportive relationships among the Anne Arundel County prevention coalitions, local law enforcement, establishments that sell or serve alcohol, and the surrounding communities.

What Does the Logo Mean?

When you see this logo displayed in a storefront window, you can rest assured that the business has met several qualifications to ensure that the business owners, management, and staff are providing a safe environment for employees and patrons.

House Policies/Best Practices

  • Staff trained in responsible beverage service
  • Checking ID for legal drinking age
  • Ensuring patrons a safe ride home
  • No alcohol sold to intoxicated persons
  • Unattended drinks are removed to avoid spiking
  • Fully stocked first aid kit including naloxone
  • Questionable incidents recorded in a daily logbook

Free Narcan Training

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an essential part of every first aid kit. Participants receive a kit containing 2 doses of nasal Narcan upon completion. Open to people who work or live in Anne Arundel County.

Get NARCAN Training

Responsible Beverage Service

TIPS (Training Interventions and ProcedureS) is a program to help servers and sellers of alcohol build the skills to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

Get TIPS Training

Want your business to be part of the Safe County Alliance?

All you have to do is take a brief survey and your local coalition coordinator will contact you!

Join Safe County Alliance

What is a Standard Drink?

In the United States, a standard drink contains 0.6 ounces (14.0 grams or 1.2 tablespoons) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in:

Did You Know?

Short-term health risks of excessive alcohol use:

  • Accidental injury from vehicle crashes, falls, drowning, burning
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Violence (homicide, suicide, assault)
  • Risky sexual behaviors resulting in unintended pregnancy or diseases such as HIV
  • For pregnant women: miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Long-term health risks of excessive alcohol use:

  • High blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, stroke, digestive problems
  • Learning and memory problems
  • Weakened immune response
  • Cancer of mouth, throat, liver, colon, breast, and other areas
  • Alcohol use disorder or dependence

Alcohol-related deaths are preventable!