Over the summer months North Wales Police will be running an operation aimed at making sure people ‘keep their cool’ and enjoy themselves safely.
North Wales’ pubs and clubs are traditionally busy over the summer and there are also a number of events and festivals lined up, with one of the biggest, Wakestock, next weekend.
Assistant Chief Constable Richard Debicki said: “We want everyone to have a happy and safe summer. The weather is warm, more people are out and about enjoying themselves and for many this will involve having a drink. We want people to have fun, but to also be sensible, to look after themselves and those that they’re with.
“Alcohol in excess puts people in vulnerable situations, making themselves more likely to become a victim. Peoples’ behaviour and mood can also change when they become very drunk, leading to aggression, and anti-social behaviour which is unacceptable to those around them. In short excessive drinking features as an important element in whether someone is a perpetrator or victim of violent crime.
“North Wales Police is working hard to make the area is safe as it can be, and our officers will work with licensees, to ensure that they act responsibly and within the law in selling alcohol. Selling to people who are under-age or to those who are drunk is unlawful and licensees have specific responsibilities in law which they must take seriously.
“Our officers and PCSOs will also step up patrols in our town and village centres to make sure that we are visible and there for our communities. These are local officers, who work in local communities to keep the area safe. This will help in tackling any anti-social behaviour and providing reassurance to our communities. North Wales is a safe place, and we are working hard to keep it that way, in order to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour even further.
The operation will also focus on domestic violence, anti-social behaviour and other forms of bullying and harassment, which cause harm to our communities.