Police Christmas campaign to focus on drink-driving, violence and public disorder

By Gareth Dennison | 02/12/2019

Police Christmas campaign to focus on drink-driving, violence and public disorder
Supt Paul McCurry

POLICE launched their festive campaign with a reminder that drink-driving, violent crime and public disorder will not be tolerated.

December and January usually see a significant increase in calls to 999 and 101 — particularly alcohol-related incidents.

Supt Paul McCurry said: “Christmas is a time of year to celebrate with family and friends but it can also be the time of year that people make bad, life-changing, regrettable decisions, and criminals within our communities target those who are vulnerable.

“Frontline officers and staff behind the scenes will be working hard over the festive period to ensure that everyone can enjoy the celebrations safely.”

Part of the police operation will see roads officers increasing patrols to crack down on drink and drug-driving.

An increased presence — including armed response officers — is also planned at crowded places like Christmas markets and shopping centres.


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