BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Bozeman Police say they will be conducting more compliance checks this summer and throughout the year.

NBC Montana told you Monday that police were cracking down on businesses that sell alcohol to minors.

They say they're also hoping to cut down on bars that over-serve alcohol to intoxicated customers.

Police say it's necessary as they keep seeing more and more alcohol related crimes.

"We've had underage drinkers die in car crashes, we've had a lot of medical issues with over-consumption of alcohol, we've had a lot of assaults because of over-intoxicated persons, which is part of our enforcement efforts also and it's really time to put a stop to the unsafe behavior," says Bozeman Deputy Chief Rich McLane.

McLane adds that the checks are not meant to "trick" anyone.

"Most businesses understand that this is a requirement. The ones who had employees that were caught, if you will, they were even thankful. It was a wake-up call for them. It is a wake-up call for them and our goal the next time we do a compliance check is to be able to tell you that 10 out of 10 or 20 out of 20 were in full compliance," says McLane.