Police from across Australia and New Zealand will unify again for Operation Unite this weekend to combat issues of alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Operation Unite is a two-day operation with the first day running from 6pm on Friday December 2 and concluding at 6am on Saturday December 3. Day two will commence at 6pm on Saturday and finished at 6am on Sunday December 4.
Chief Superintendent Dawson of Operations Support Command said the operation would involve overt and covert licensing operations, random breath testing, the use of mounted police, dog squad and additional police patrols in popular entertainment precincts.
“Operation Unite will, from a statewide perspective, continue to target the culture of binge drinking in public places and appeal to the drinking public to take greater responsibility for their behaviour.”
Chief Superintendent Dawson said while police from across the jurisdictions would target alcohol-related behaviour and violence, they would also rely on the support of the community to do so.
“Operation Unite will again send a strong and clear message – police will not put up with alcohol-related violence, drunken behaviour and other related crime.
“Alcohol misuse related violence and anti-social behaviour are issues that affect communities throughout Australian and New Zealand. That is why police jurisdictions across both countries have come together for a weekend of action to make a stand with Operation Unite.”
“Operation Unite will see a strong, highly visible police presence take to the streets across the two countries.”
“We are appealing for the public to have a safe and enjoyable time, drink responsibly and not over consume alcohol and do something that they might later regret.”