Tweed Supt Stuart Wilkins.
Tweed Supt Stuart Wilkins.

Police 'buddy-up' on crime

PUBLIC nuisances will be targeted this weekend by police on both sides of the border.

Tweed Heads and Coolangatta police will join forces to tackle crime, public order and anti-social behaviour as part of Operation Unison.

Tweed Byron Local Area Commander Superintendent Stuart Wilkins and Gold Coast District Officer Superintendent Paul Ziebarth developed the operation, which two weeks ago saw 47 people arrested in the twin towns.

Supt Wilkins said the objective was for police to work together to reduce the incidence of violent crime and importantly, the fear and perception of crime.

“We will continue to ensure the community feels safe within their environment.”

Supt Ziebarth this will be the second in a series of joint operations.

“This weekend we will again use high visibility and early intervention strategies in and around licensed premises and public places as well as target traffic enforcement on major arterial roads in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads,” Supt Ziebarth said.

“Our aim is to work together to enhance public safety and enjoyment of public spaces.”



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