Let’s party... with the police party safe program
POLICE officers of Warwick are ready to party with you as part of their Party Safe Program.
The encouragement to the program follows a recent analysis on crime rates in Warwick showing an increase of assaults within private residences.
"Some time ago we had a majority of the assaults occurring at licensed premises but not since pubs and club have cracked down," Acting Senior Sergeant Lisa Self said.
"Numbers haven't changed it's just the location of the assaults, through Party Safe we can really help."
Through the program party hosts are able to register their party with local police to provide them with the opportunity to supply helpful advice and resources to help in organising a safe and lawful party.
"It's good to make us aware of how many people you are expecting at the event so we know who is gatecrashing and who isn't," Snr Sgt Self said.
"We had one last weekend where the host ticked all the boxes, but we are aware in case things get out of hand."
Register your party with police by logging on to www.police.qld.gov.au or dropping into your station.
Party Safe check list
- Register your party with the police at least two weeks before hand.
- Make the entrance to the party by invitation only and let people know that it is an exclusive party.
- Try to avoid using the internet, SMS, email distribution lists, online notice boards and word of mouth to advertise your party.
- Make the start and finish times clear on your invitation.
- Let your neighbours know about your party in advance.