Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has given the command and the grandly named police “Operation Cobalt 6” is rolling into gear making sure you all behave in town over the weekend.
- “Operation Cobalt 6 is an inter-agency operation to set the “ground rules” for the safety and protection of patrons at licensed premises through the summer months,” Mr Corbell said.
“The clear message from this Operation is that Alcohol-related violence and irresponsible, drunken behaviour around Civic will not be tolerated”, Mr Corbell said.
ACT Policing and liquor licensing inspectors from the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) – will work together this weekend (Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13) to implement this campaign.
Two other important elements to assist the conduct of the Operation will be the kick-off to the ACTION Buses Nightrider services, and the involvement of the Centacare Sobering-Up Shelter.
“In the lead-up to the Christmas-New Year period when we have a number of major events in the ACT such as our New Year’s Eve celebrations in Civic and Summernats, it’s important that licensees and the staff of licensed premises be reminded of their responsibilities under the law,” Mr Corbell said.
You’ve been warned