Neighborhood Enforcement Alcohol Team
The NEAT program, piloted in 2010, involves two State College police officers permanently assigned to the Highlands neighborhood on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to focus on nuisance crimes such as noise, criminal mischief, public urination, furnishing alcohol to minors, underage drinking, public drunkenness, and open container violations.

NEAT is designed as a highly visible, proactive, assertive, and consistent enforcement program in an effort to improve the quality of life in the assigned neighborhood. NEAT also conducts pre-party contacts during the early evening hours and works in conjunction with the Neighborhood Safety Enhancement Program (NSEP) student auxiliary staff and with the joint the State College Police Department/Penn State University Police Department Source Investigation Program (SIP) when they are assigned. In 2011, NEAT will include two Penn State police officers and will be expanded to the Holmes-Foster neighborhood.

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