Alcohol

ACT Policing: Police to focus on underage drinking at Skyfire

ACT Policing will be targeting underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at Skyfire tomorrow night (Saturday, March 20), with parents urged to be aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times. An estimated 130,000 people attended last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Griffin. Of the large crowd, only one adult male was lodged in the Regional Watch House for being intoxicated and disorderly in a public place. However police detained approximately 40 juveniles for intoxication and/or underage drinking. These minors were held in temporary youth detention areas at the venue, and parents were called to collect them from the event.

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ACT Policing: Police to focus on anti-social behaviour this New Year’s Eve

ACT Policing will provide high-visibility patrols to police anti-social behaviour and alcohol related offences in Civic and across the ACT during the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Around 130 police officers will be working across the ACT to maintain law and order. In addition to normal response capabilities, ACT Policing will be dedicating resources towards the early targeting of underage drinking.

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ACT Policing: 'Party Smart'

ACT Policing is encouraging the Canberra community to party smart and safe this festive season by planning ahead and registering details of their party with police. Superintendent Kate Buggy from ACTP’s Crime Prevention team said that it is important for anyone holding a party to be aware of any potential problems that could arise and to remember they always have a duty of care to their guests. “If you are planning to host a party and serve alcohol, think about organising transport options for party leavers, including designated drivers to ensure they do not drink and drive. Also be aware

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ACT Policing: Business, government agencies and police cooperate on alcohol-related issues (Civic)

ACT Policing’s Community and Business Liaison Team will today (Thursday 19 November 2009) conclude its series of forums to promote the responsible service of alcohol in Canberra’s entertainment districts, predominately in the Civic area. Today’s workshop is the final in a series of three attended by liquor licensees, members of ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention team, members of the Office of Regulatory Services, and Directions ACT. Police have been regularly consulting with licensees in the ACT, particularly in Civic, with the aim of raising understanding of the importance of the responsible service of alcohol and working together to discuss strategies to

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