QUEENSLAND revellers will experience the benefits of safer party precincts this weekend, following the launch of a joint policing effort to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence and antisocial behaviour.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Commissioner of Police Ian Stewart launched Operation Unite which will focus on alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour right across Queensland.
The operation will involve plain clothed, general duties, and mounted police, as well as dog squad officers, from every state and territory – along with officers from New Zealand – reflecting a new direction in the way the community is approaching the scourge of alcohol-fuelled violence.
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“The Government is committed to ensuring Queensland is the safest place to live and enjoy a night out, in line with our Safe Night Out strategy.” Mr Dempsey said.
“Unlike the former Labor Government, we are providing additional resources for frontline officers, and delivering better planning for our communities, which includes planning for safer night spots.
Commissioner Ian Stewart said police were taking a united front to address alcohol related violence because they’d ‘had enough’ of dealing with alcohol related violence in public places. “It has got to change,” Commissioner Ian Stewart said.