TIPS Program

Responsible Serving – The TIPS Program

The village is home to many restaurants and bars providing opportunities for citizens to enjoy fine dining and entertainment. With nearly 70% of adults in the United States drinking alcohol, responsible serving of alcohol is important to the safety of citizens who live and work in the village.

Training for Intervention Procedures

The village Police Department offers a program known as Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) to local restaurants, bars, and liquor establishments. In February 2006, the village began offering the training as a positive program designed to teach servers to help prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. The TIPS program is an effective program to teach the skills and knowledge servers need to make sound decisions about alcohol sales and service in the Village. The TIPS program offers real-life scenarios and proven strategies for dealing with a variety of alcohol related situations.


The TIPS Program is offered by the Greenwood Village Police Department every month. Each class is five hours long and participants must complete a written exam to successfully complete the program. The cost to attend is $30. If your business is interested in participating in TIPS training, please contact the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303-773-2525 for more information or to register for an upcoming training. For more information on the TIPS program visit the website.