South West Police will be out in force during the festive season.
Bunbury Police Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Mal Jones said they would be focusing on “major pressure points” such as anti-social behaviour, road policing, and youth-related crime.
“Those issues are key priorities across the state, so all police will be targeting those,” he said.
“There will be a heavy police presence on the roads in the South West, particularly during the school holiday period.
“We will be targeting poor driver behaviour, drivers who are substance affected, speeding, distractions including mobile phones, and fatigue.”
Sen. Sgt. Jones urged people to take care of their businesses, homes, and vehicles at all times.
“There are opportunistic people out there who will take advantage of lax security, particularly over the holiday period,” he said.
“Be mindful of securing your possessions, vehicles, and homes.
“It is a busy time of year for the retail trade. Store owners and employees are reminded to not let customers handle eftpos machines.
“Be aware of the security of your store. If there any issues, please call police and don’t put yourself at risk.”
The Christmas/New Year Double Demerits period will come into effect between December 21 and January 6.