Orange police won't just form highly visible presence on our roads this June long weekend.
Alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour will also be a primary focus for officers right across the Western Region as part of a proactive operation, starting on Friday.
Police from the Western, Southern and Northern Regions will conduct Operation Pariac from June 11 through to Monday, June 14.
General duties officers will be assisted by specialist licencing police to target alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour both inside and around licensed premises.
In 2020, Operation Pariac also included a focus on COVID-Safety compliance for both licensees and patrons.
As NSW COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, officers will once again work with venues and licensees to ensure all relevant restrictions are being adhered to and all patrons are able to celebrate in a safe environment.
During the latest deployment of Operation Pariac, in December 2020, 65 people were arrested across regional NSW, with 68 charges laid - the majority for anti-social behaviour and alcohol/drug-related crime.
There was also 35 people who received infringement notices for failing to quit a licensed premises.
And a whopping 1164 random breath tests were conducted, with 35 people charged for PCA offences.
Police will conduct proactive patrols of licensed premises, and anyone who decides to impact others by disrupting the peace will be held accountable.Western Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie APM
Western Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie APM, said high-visibility deployments such as Operation Pariac increase community confidence while maintaining a safe environment for the public.
"Officer numbers on the ground will be significantly boosted across Western Region across the long weekend, with a focus on antisocial behaviour at licensed venues and compliance with COVID-19 restrictions," Assistant Commissioner McKechnie said.
"Police will conduct proactive patrols of licensed premises, and anyone who decides to impact others by disrupting the peace will be held accountable.
"Officers will continue to enforce the most up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions which remain in place across the state, so we urge those going out to continue to observe social distancing rules and comply with all the relevant venue capacity requirements."
Assistant Commissioner McKechnie reminds the public to look out for their mates while enjoying a night out, and have a Plan B for making it home safely.
Operation Pariac is conducted throughout regional NSW at various times of the year and regular operations will continue to be rolled out.
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