|TAGS ON ABC VEHICLES DO NOT HAVE "PUBLIC PROPERTY" ON THEM|
Vehicles assigned to ABC Enforcement agents have what their own internal documents refer to as "fictitious" tags on them to mask the fact that the vehicle is a state owned vehicle. This is in spite of the vehicles having numerous antennas on them and looking like a cop car.
Why would the ABC need to do this? ABC Enforcement agents spend most of their time involved in what most reasonable people would not consider typical law enforcement activity. Most of the day-to-day activity of these agents is dealing with regulatory or compliance work. They check to see if outlets have their current permit displayed correctly; is the required human trafficking poster is displayed; does they outlet have "forbidden" items (i.e., prohibited drug paraphernalia or a poker machine); re-evaluations of a site or site inspections' they act as couriers for the ABC to deliver or pick up documents.
These agent meet applicants at a proposed site and one would expect that they drive right up to the site instead of parking their "secret" vehicle at safe distance to avoid letting the secret out as to what vehicle they drive and then walk to the location.
When they are conducting "compliance checks" or what most reasonable individuals would consider entrapment activity (cooperating minors trying to purchase booze) they park a safe distance away from the outlet and remain in the vehicle while the hired kid goes inside and tries to by some beer.
If they want stealth vehicles, we suggest they get rid of the array of antennas and trade in the Impalas' and Charger's for some Accord's and Camry's.