NSW Police will be out in force as part on an ongoing operation targeting alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour across the Riverina and other regional areas this weekend.
Operation Pariac will have additional general-duties and specialist police focus on public areas and licensed premises from Friday, September 28 until Monday, October 1 to ensure patron and venue compliance.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys said people need to take personal responsibility when drinking and remember there are consequences to their actions.
“Excessive drinking can lead to poor behaviour and bad choices,” Deputy Commissioner Worboys said.
“When this sort of behaviour starts, make no mistake, police will step in and act.
“Alcohol-related violence or anti-social behaviour is completely unacceptable and police will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach.
Alcohol-related violence or anti-social behaviour is completely unacceptable and police will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach.- Gary Worboys, NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Regional Field Operations
“We aren’t trying to stop people from having a good time; it’s about looking out for yourself, your family and your friends to ensure there are many more good times in the future.”
Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie, said this type of operation reinforces to the community their safety remains the number one priority of the NSW Police Force.
“Anti-social behaviour and other public-order incidents tend to increase when more people are out and about,” Assistant Commissioner Barrie said.
“We will be out in force to deter any bad behaviour this long weekend.
“No one should be worried about being harassed, or worse, by those who have had too much to drink.
“Know your limits and make sure you drink responsibly; you could end up affecting not only your life, but someone else’s.”
Early this year, Operation Pariac had more than 50 charges laid while four people were detected with breach of bail/warrants.
More than 30 people were detected with drugs, more than 60 people were issued with move-on directions and 11 people were involved in assaults.
Operation Pariac will run across northern, southern and western regions over the long weekend.
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