Mandurah police say have fun on New Year’s Eve, but stay safe and respect others


Mandurah officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson and Jacob (3) who will be enjoying some of the family friendly festivities this year.
Mandurah officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson and Jacob (3) who will be enjoying some of the family friendly festivities this year.

LOCAL police want Mandurah residents to have a good time this New Year’s Eve, just not at the expense of others.

Mandurah officer in charge Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson said people should celebrate and have fun.

“However please show respect and consider others,” he said.

“Don’t let your celebrations ruin the night for yourself, your friends and family or for other people.”

Snr Sgt Thompson said Mandurah police will be out in force.

“We will be visible in the area, out on foot and in cars,” he said.

“We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and remember the foreshore event is a family friendly alcohol free event.

“So drink and expect to have it seized and an infringement issued.”

Snr Sgt Thompson implored people not to spend the New Year in the police lock up.

“Have a plan to get home safe, use friends, skippers, taxis, public transport,” he said.

“We will be stopping and breathalysing, so do not drink and drive.”

He also has a warning for parents.

“Be aware of where your children are, who they are with,” he said.

“If they are with other people know how they are getting home.”

Party hosts are responsible for the safety of their guests and keeping it under control.

“You could be held criminally liable,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to register their parties with WA Police.

“Lastly please respect the emergency service employees and volunteers who are out there working to make the night safe for everyone to enjoy including the police, St John Ambulance and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

“Once again have a great night, celebrate safely and respect others.”