Sunshine Coast police will be out in force over the next week ensuring school leavers planning to holiday in the region can enjoy their visit and celebrate safely.
The Sunshine Coast is tipped to be a popular area with school leavers in 2020, with large numbers expected to travel to the Noosa area in particular.
There will be an increased police presence throughout the District over the next week, commencing Friday November 20.
Acting District Superintendent Jason Overland said the main priority for police was keeping young people and the local community safe.
“Police will be conducting regular beach patrols with extra resources available to target anti-social activity and offences such as drink driving and drug possession,” Superintendent Overland said.
“We encourage school leavers to look out for one another and not let their mates engage in risk-taking behaviour,” he said.
“We understand Noosa North Shore will be a popular destination so officers will be stationed at the barge conducting compliance checks and making sure permits are in order.”
Police will also be monitoring any large gatherings in town or on beaches which may not be compliant with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 directions.
“Ultimately, we want everyone to have an enjoyable but safe time while celebrating on the Sunshine Coast,” Superintendent Overland said.
Media interview with Acting Chief Superintendent Jason Overland: