Eastern Beaches Police Area Command has launched a campaign aimed at keeping visitors and families safe on local beaches throughout the summer season.
Working closely with Randwick City Council, Eastern Beaches Police Area Command is proactively patrolling the district to keep the community safe and secure through the warmer months and in the lead-up to Christmas.
“The high-visibility policing operation involves officers on bicycles, trail bikes, the Mounted Unit, the Dog Unit and other resources at our disposal,” Commander, Detective Superintendent Rohan Cramsie, Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, said.
“The aim is the prevent, disrupt and respond to crime within the police area command. Police won’t tolerate those who come to the area, drink too much, get intoxicated and commit alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Randwick City Council is working with licensing police to ensure that licensed premises, parks and the waterways are safe throughout the warmer months,” Superintendent Cramsie said.
During the operation, police issued 18 move-on directions, three fail to quit offences, eight drug detections and 15 licencing breaches.
“A visit to the beach during summer is a long-honoured Aussie tradition and many visitors and Sydneysiders choose to make the trip to Randwick City’s beautiful beaches,” Randwick Mayor Danny Said said.
“We have 10 beaches offering different experiences from surfing beaches like Maroubra to popular Coogee Beach, quaint Little Bay, Malabar and La Perouse Beaches and great snorkelling at Clovelly Beach,” the Mayor said.
“This summer we’re reminding visitors of the importance of being respectful and sharing our public spaces so that everybody can use them. Our rangers are working closely with local police to ensure everyone is safe over the summer period. Dogs, alcohol, glass and smoking are all banned on beaches to help provide a safe, healthy and welcoming environment and alcohol is also banned at some beachside parks,” Mayor Said said.
Keep dogs on leash in public places, unless in a designated off-leash area
Dogs are not permitted near playgrounds, food preparation areas and beaches
On-the-spot fines apply for littering
Smoking is prohibited at beaches, playgrounds and sports grounds
Park legally, or better yet, take public transport
Drinking is generally not permitted at most beachside parks and reserves, particularly on public holidays – check local signage.