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Operation Venator* hits the streets

By johnboy - 12 April 2013 11

Nine people were arrested as part of a proactive police operation, codenamed Venator, targeting alcohol-fueled violence and anti-social driving at the weekend.

On Friday (April 5) and Saturday (April 6) ACT Policing conducted its first in a series of high-visibility operations, targeting alcohol-fueled violence in Tuggeranong and the City entertainment district as well as anti-social driving on our roads.

Over the course of the weekend, 10 dedicated officers combined with members from General Duties, Beats Patrol, Traffic Operations, canine and the Alcohol Crime Targeting Team undertook 1934 random breath tests (of which five were positive), scanned 4715 vehicles using RAPID, issued 48 Traffic Infringement Notices and 12 Criminal Infringement Notices.

Nine arrests were also made.

Tuggeranong Police Station Sergeant Daryl Neit praised the success of the operation.

“Programs like this provide great intelligence in the fight against alcohol-fueled violence and anti-social driving,” Station Sergeant Neit said.

“We need to be proactive on this national issue, and targeted operations such as Venator demonstrate our commitment to achieving results in this ongoing battle, and in keeping the ACT safe,” Station Sergeant Neit said.

The intelligence-led operation was not made public beforehand, to give ACT Policing an accurate picture of current issues and trends across Canberra.

Police spent about 30 hours patrolling licensed premises, with Traffic Operations conducting targeted patrols of known anti-social driving ‘hot spots’.

This operation formed part of the broader ACT Policing Suburban Policing Strategy, a crime reduction initiative to engage with the community on real and perceived issues of crime and safety at a patrol level.

The operation ran as part of the new ‘proactive’ line of a trial roster launched 28 March to allow officers to focus specifically on proactive targeting.

Following on from the success of the operation, similar events will be conducted throughout 2013.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

* Venator is latin for “hunter”

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11 Responses to
Operation Venator* hits the streets
Deref 9:53 am 13 Apr 13

Why is this a special operation? Shouldn’t they be doing this stuff all the time as a matter of course?

LSWCHP 11:38 pm 12 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

Venator, as in Australovenator. A therapod dinosaur hailing from what is now Australia. I only know this due to a son who could recute the dinosaur encyclopedia backwards when he was about three. Much expenditure on dinosaur paraphernalia.

That’s gold. 🙂 I dunno what it is with boys and dinosaurs, but my eldest son who is now 15 had a huge thing for dinosaurs when he was around 3. We had all sorts of plastic dinosaurs and dinosaur books, and he also could recite the name of every known dinosaur. This is how I know that the brontosaurus was a mistake. 🙂

nothappyjan 10:51 pm 12 Apr 13

I think their egos are a bit bigger than that…. Venators are a type of gladiator that hunt wild animals and make them perform tricks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_gladiator_types#Venator

Here_and_Now 8:17 pm 12 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

Venator, as in Australovenator. A therapod dinosaur hailing from what is now Australia. I only know this due to a son who could recute the dinosaur encyclopedia backwards when he was about three. Much expenditure on dinosaur paraphernalia.

Of course; dinosaurs are awesome! 🙂

bundah 7:57 pm 12 Apr 13

While getting proactive is definitely the way to go how about we get really serious and make it a permanent Friday/Saturday operation.

Pork Hunt 7:44 pm 12 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

Venator, as in Australovenator. A therapod dinosaur hailing from what is now Australia. I only know this due to a son who could recute the dinosaur encyclopedia backwards when he was about three. Much expenditure on dinosaur paraphernalia.

Dinosaurs are old hat.

Madam Cholet 5:32 pm 12 Apr 13

Venator, as in Australovenator. A therapod dinosaur hailing from what is now Australia. I only know this due to a son who could recute the dinosaur encyclopedia backwards when he was about three. Much expenditure on dinosaur paraphernalia.

LSWCHP 5:24 pm 12 Apr 13

liability said :

On a similar note, when was the last time you heard of a LPG powered car causing problems?

Or accelerating.

My dad had his 4 litre Nissan Patrol converted to LGP, and I drove it once. I swear we were regularly being overtaken by stationary objects, no matter how hard I pressed the pedal.

liability 4:29 pm 12 Apr 13

I think Aeek might have hit the nail on the head. Things appear to have become much worse since they introduced ethanol petrol blends.

On a similar note, when was the last time you heard of a LPG powered car causing problems?

NoImRight 4:23 pm 12 Apr 13

“10 dedicated officers” and half a dozen others who really dont care?

Aeek 3:38 pm 12 Apr 13

I blame the increase in alcohol fueled driving on the ethanol petrol blends.

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