Boston police are cracking down on alcohol violations in areas surrounding the Boston University campus, vowing to arrest offenders beginning in September, officials told a university publication.
Captain Robert Molloy of the BU Police Department said during a recent meeting of the university’s alcohol task force that the Boston police captain who heads the district covering the area approved the arrest-first policy, according to an article posted Thursday on BU Today, a campus news site published by the university’s marketing and communications arm.
A Boston police spokeswoman did not have any information on the initiative Thursday night.
Colin Riley, a spokesman for BU, declined to discuss the plan, beyond what was published on the university news site. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.