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State Agencies Team Up to Provide Services, Outreach to Students; DMV and ABC Mobile Offices Partner at Virginia Colleges and Universities

September 15, 2014

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Becky Gettings - (804) 213-4419
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

State Agencies Team Up to Provide Services, Outreach to Students; DMV and ABC Mobile Offices Partner at Virginia Colleges and Universities

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) are teaming up to offer services and educational information at Virginia’s colleges and universities.

DMV has a fleet of six mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, which travel across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions, and thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders, and more.

DMV and ABC Mobile Units to Visit Virginia Colleges*

  • University of Richmond on September 22
  • Virginia Tech on September 29
  • College of William and Mary on November 15

*All DMV Services, Educational Information and Tours Available

Starting this fall, DMV 2 Go is teaming up with ABC’s Field Support Vehicle (FSV) to visit college campuses. The 45-foot state-of-the-art FSV adds a new dimension to ABC’s law enforcement operations at large-scale events and offers an opportunity for alcohol education and prevention outreach.

The partnership with DMV will feature events at three Virginia colleges including the University of Richmond on September 22, Virginia Tech on September 29, and the College of William & Mary on November 15. DMV 2 Go has served hundreds of students at these locations in the past.

College campuses have been a regular stop for the DMV mobile offices since the fleet began serving Virginians in 2011. To date, DMV 2 Go has visited 15 of Virginia’s institutions of higher learning.

“Our mobile office service on college campuses in the Commonwealth just makes sense, especially since students may be new to Virginia,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “DMV is there to greet new students in the fall and serve existing students, faculty, and staff, but we make other routine stops year round to bring DMV services directly to today’s busy Virginians.”

On these fall dates, students will also be able to visit ABC’s FSV for information on Virginia’s alcohol laws. ABC staff will talk with students about responsible alcoholic beverage consumption for those of age and zero tolerance laws and penalties for those who are underage.

“It’s important to have conversations about alcohol use with first-year college students who are experiencing the new freedoms and responsibilities that come with being away from home for the first time,” said Jeffrey Painter, ABC Board Chairman. “And, for college students 21 and older, reminders to celebrate responsibility are always a good idea.”

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 350 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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