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Posted on: June 24, 2019

27th Annual We Check for 21

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Pictured are James Plousis, who started the We Check for 21 program, and Joseph Vasil, Identity Document Specialist

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Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson and Joseph Vasil


This year marks the 27th anniversary of the We Check for 21 program that originated in Cape May County in 1993 and has since been implemented statewide. The initiative that coined the slogan “If you’re too young to buy don’t even try” originally had forty businesses involved now 20 years later over 700 staff participate in the kick-off event.

The We Check For 21 kick off program featured a Fake Identification Training Session by Joseph Vasil, Identity Document Specialist; and a report on the Memorial Day Weekend Turn-Away program. Additionally, NJ Casino Control Commission Chairman, James Plousis, who started the program in Cape May County 27 years ago when he was Sheriff, was a guest speaker.


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