Police presence at Party in the Paddock

Tasmania Police will provide a high profile presence at the Party in the Paddock at White Hills near Launceston from February 7-9.

As with previous years, police will be working closely with event organisers for the duration of the event.

“To ensure a safe festival for all patrons, there will be a high police presence including uniformed and plain clothes police, Licencing officers, and Drug Investigation Services officers with the Drug Detection Dogs,” said Acting Inspector Dean McMahon.

“We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe festival.

“That means: look after your friends, don’t drink and drive, don’t take drugs, be respectful to others and report any illegal or anti-social behaviour to police or event staff,”

“This is a family friendly event and we will be patrolling the site to ensure everyone’s safety.”

“While we appreciate that the majority of people attending the festival will behave responsibly, we reinforce to patrons not to let their behaviour ruin the event for others. We ask everyone to be respectful and considerate of others, especially in the mosh pit.”

“As with previous years, we will conduct a number of random breath testing operations throughout the course of the event.”

“Our aim is to get everyone home safely and that includes testing drivers and removing those affected by alcohol and drugs from the roads.”

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