Weekend warriors watch out!

By Senior Constable Mick Emery

By the time you are reading this month’s police report, I envisage that the dust will have settled on another Christmas – New Year’s Eve festive season. If past years are anything to go by, the ‘silly season’ will have kept our visiting police very busy, and to that end I’d like to publicly say thanks again for the support provided by the Hervey Bay Tactical Crime Squad, Drug Testing Unit, State Traffic, and the ever-popular Mounted Unit.

It’s hard to believe that it is now 2018 – the years seem to be coming around quicker than the editor’s deadlines for the Community News!

Before you know it Australia Day will be here – which for us usually means a ticket writing frenzy. There’s zero tolerance for drink drivers or hoons ripping up the beach around families trying to enjoy their day…as much as I hope there are no incidents, we are also quite prepared to order new ticket books on the Monday if we use them all up over the weekend…

After all, there’s more long weekends just around the corner (which seem to be a magnet for weekend-warrior type idiots) and then we roll on to Easter…yep, may as well order those extra ticket books now Sarge…

Ultimately, our 2018 (like last year) is about working with you all towards the key objectives of stopping crime, and making the community safer…if you have any information that can ‘help us to help you’, you can anonymously call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, non-emergency matters can be reported on 131 444, and emergency-only matters on 000.

Finally, on behalf of us here at the Rainbow Beach Police Beat (and our colleagues who order our stationery at Tin Can Bay Police Station) I’d like to wish you all a happy and safe new year!