Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are we collecting Place of Last Drink data?
This database will help departments identify patterns of alcohol use. POLD allows departments to collect information in a better, more useful way to be able to address one of the main underlying issues in a large number of calls for service – irresponsible use of alcohol.

What does it cost?
POLD database entry and analyzing is free for Minnesota agencies.

What is the time investment for my officers/department?
A POLD entry takes less than 90 seconds. Analyzing is completed for you at the click of a button and is downloadable into Excel spreadsheets.

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