Security tighter on the coast
NEW YEAR revellers with thoughts of mayhem on their mind should think again with police numbers at traditional party spots along the coastal towns boosted to ensure the night is fun and stays trouble free for families.
Inspector Shane Diehm said the traditional hot spot of Byron Bay will have increased police foot patrols along its beaches, parks, streets and car parks.
Their role is to ensure the night's events are kept safe for everyone and any hooliganism or antisocial behaviour is swiftly cracked down on.
Highway patrol cars will cover the streets and major roads in and out of the town with onboard mobile RBT kits.
Revellers at popular seaside holiday spots of Evans Head and Lennox Head have also been warned to behave.
Insp Bill McKenna said both towns traditionally attracted large crowds and the police presence would be boosted tonight.
“We want everyone to enjoy the night's activities and be safe,” he said. “North to Ballina and south to Evans head, police numbers will be bolstered. It is a family-orientated night.”
Inspector McKenna said there would also be a heavy highway patrol presence.