AFP Alcohol Team rolls

johnboy 15 December 2010 6

Simon Corbell is trumpeting his new Alcohol Crime Targeting Team (ACTT).

The new Alcohol Crime Targeting Team is taking strong action to curb alcohol related
violence, with more than 50 patrols already conducted to target offences under the new ACT
liquor laws, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said today.

Mr Corbell congratulated the new ACT Policing Alcohol Crime Targeting Team (ACTT) for their
positive results after just two weeks of deployment.

“Since the team started patrolling licensed premises, the ACTT has visited more than 60

licensees to educate them on the new laws, and have conducted 53 targeted patrols to
ensure compliance with the new Liquor Act,” Mr Corbell said.

The team has already issued 13 criminal infringement notices for offences including urinating in
public, consuming alcohol in a public place and traffic offences.

“I am pleased to see that the new Alcohol Crime Targeting Team is wasting no time in getting
to work to reduce the amount of alcohol related violence in our community, and work with
licensees to properly transition to the new liquor laws,” Mr Corbell said.

“The ACT Government funded 10 dedicated police officers, at a cost of $6.4m over four years,
in the 2010-11 Budget to deal with the challenges of alcohol related violence in our
community. This investment will be recovered by the new risk based fee structure that began
on December 1, 2010.

One suspects they’ll have a pretty good Christmas party.


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dvaey dvaey 12:24 am 17 Dec 10

“The ACT Government funded 10 dedicated police officers, at a cost of $6.4m over four years”

So, if my maths is right, thats 160k per officer per year. Do these guys really make that much, or are there hidden costs in here? 10 dedicated police officers, plus a 4 million dollar tender to a ToC to distribute some flashy leaflets about the new laws.

Wouldnt it make more sense if a new law is passed, to have a grace period for fines? Especially when the police are apparently trying to ‘educate’ people about the new laws, yet handing out monetary penalties in 20% of their interactions

RiotCRACK RiotCRACK 11:23 pm 16 Dec 10

“The ACT Government funded 10 dedicated police officers…”

Needs to read “The ACT Government made licensees pay for 10 dedicated police officers…”

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:36 pm 16 Dec 10

My friends and I are old enough to know when we’ve had enough. If a mate’s drunk and wants another drink, I know he or she knows what they’re doing.

What? Did I read that right? Doesn’t “drunk” imply that someone *doesn’t* know what they’re doing? Isn’t drinking more alcohol while drunk considered silly? Am I missing something here?

farnarkler farnarkler 5:59 pm 16 Dec 10

My friends and I are old enough to know when we’ve had enough. If a mate’s drunk and wants another drink, I know he or she knows what they’re doing.

buzz819 buzz819 10:17 pm 15 Dec 10

I’m fine with the new laws protecting bar staff but the law which prohibits an intoxicated person being served is too big brother. Lucky the policy makers chose the word ‘could’ instead of ‘will’ when it comes to giving out fines for giving a drunk friend a drink.

Well I’m guessing the laws were brought about because there were too many people who were TOO drunk, which causes a lot of the alcohol related violence.

Maybe instead of getting your friend, who is already intoxicated an alcoholic beverage, how’s about you get him some water and look out for him?

These laws have been about in pretty much every state in Australia for years, if people could be trusted to drink responsibly and in moderation then these law’s wouldn’t be needed.

I mean I can go out, have a great time, have a few beers and not get drunk.

farnarkler farnarkler 1:25 pm 15 Dec 10

I’m fine with the new laws protecting bar staff but the law which prohibits an intoxicated person being served is too big brother. Lucky the policy makers chose the word ‘could’ instead of ‘will’ when it comes to giving out fines for giving a drunk friend a drink.

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