Police have conducted a high-visibility operation targeting anti-social behaviour and members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCG) and Organised Crime Networks (OCN) across the Kings Cross area overnight.
Officers from Kings Cross Police Area Command established Operation Eris to prevent and disrupt crime and anti-social behaviour throughout the local area, particularly in areas with licenced premises and restaurants.
Local police were assisted in their patrols by specialist resources from Raptor Squad, Licensing Unit, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Transport Command, and the Dog and Mounted Unit during the operation, which ran between 8pm yesterday (Saturday 1 April 2023) and 3.30am today (Sunday 2 April 2023).
During the course of the operation, there were 24 business inspections, five audits of licensed premises, eight court attendance notices issued for outstanding warrants, drug, and offensive behaviour offences, 12 people were moved on, eight drug detections, and 25 infringement notices issued for traffic and parking offences.
Kings Cross Police Area Commander, Superintendent Jonathon Beard, praised the cooperation of the majority of revellers with police during the intelligence-based operation.
“The message is clear – we want people to come to Kings Cross and enjoy all that the area has to offer without worrying about any violent or anti-social behaviour,” Superintendent Beard said.
“These high-visibility operations are our way of letting the community know that we will not tolerate violence or criminal behaviour, and we will use our vast policing and other capabilities to prevent and disrupt OMCG members and other criminal networks from ruining Kings Cross.”
Superintendent Beard said Kings Cross Police Area Command will continue to conduct similar high-visibility proactive patrols in the area.
Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.