Ahead of the school holidays NT Police have today launched Operation Shulton which will deliver an increased proactive police presence in Alice Springs and the surrounding areas, Northern Territory Police say.
Commander Michael White said Operation Shulton will use an intelligence-led approach to target anti-social behaviour and associated crime, as well as domestic violence and drink driving.
“Operation Shulton will see police out in force with a focus on engaging young people, proactive patrols of targeted ‘hot spot’ locations around Alice Springs and additional Random Breath Test (RBT) locations, but we are also encouraging people to get in touch with us and let us know what is going on,” he said.
“The community is often our best source of information. If something doesn’t look right or if you see a crime being committed please contact police immediately on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
“If you report it, police will respond.”
Operation Shulton will also complement the Northern Territory Government’s Summer in Alice school holiday programs.
The programs are being coordinated to maintain young people’s access to and involvement in safe and constructive activities that keep them engaged and ‘off the streets’, and to provide appropriate referrals and support to young people who are assessed as requiring more structured support.
“Police will be working collaboratively with Territory Families’ Youth Outreach and Re-Engagement Teams (YORETs), youth service providers, including the Alice Springs Youth Patrols, to positively engage with the region’s young people in the lead up to, and during the holiday period,” Commander White said.