POLICE will be out in force tomorrow to ensure that Australia Day celebrations in Mandurah remain family friendly.
Mandurah officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson said officers will be out on foot, in their cars, on the water and in the air.
“There are no fireworks in Mandurah this year, but the foreshore area and beaches are there for everyone to enjoy,” Snr Sgt Thompson said.
“As with all big events, there is a strict no alcohol policy in place.
“Police will be out in force on Australia Day to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day.”
Senior Sergeant Thompson said there will be zero tolerance taken toward bogan behaviour – including street drinking, drinking in parks and drink driving.
“We’re encouraging people to have an enjoyable day,” he said.
“But they do need to consider others and do the right thing.”
Senior Sergeant Thompson said he expects the majority of people will have a fantastic time on Australia Day.
“It is a family time and we expect people to enjoy themselves and celebrate,” he said.
“We ask people to drink responsibly whether they are at home, at licensed premises or on a boat.
“We would like to remind people that it is an offence to drink in public and doing so can lead to infringements.
“It is also an offence to drink and drive, and people should expect to be stopped and breathalysed.”
He encouraged people to register their parties with police.
This can be done via this link.