OPERATION Midnight is about to start focusing on alcohol-related crime and violent behaviour throughout Canberra’s pubs and golf equipment.

From Saturday (December 17) police will conduct foot patrols by way of Garema Place, in addition to visiting venues “proper throughout the territory” to keep watch over Christmas and New Yr celebrations.

Police say they may even discuss with licensees concerning the significance of the accountable service of alcohol, and techniques to minimise alcohol-related dangers.

Insp Stephen Ladd mentioned there was an increase in events and end-of-year celebrations, however there’s additionally an increase in doubtlessly harmful behaviour.

“In the end, police need everybody to take pleasure in a contented and secure festive interval. What we don’t wish to see folks take issues too far on an evening out,” mentioned Ladd.

“If you happen to come to police consideration, it’s possible you’ll end up with a Felony Infringement Discover or taken into police custody, which is a fast technique to wreck a enjoyable evening out.”

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Ian Meikle, editor