Extra licensing police will hit the beat in Tamworth and Gunnedah this weekend as part of a blitz on anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime.
Operation Pariac is being rolled out across much of the state and Oxley police have extra officers on duty ready to hit pubs and clubs to check the rules are being followed.
Oxley Detective Inspector Jason Darcy said the two-day blitz would check both venues and patrons were complying with liquor licensing rules, and also enforce COVID-safe compliance measures.
"Those officers will be targeting alcohol-related violence, licensing crime and anti-social behaviour," he said.
"There will be walkthroughs of licensed venues and high-visibility presence in locations in and around those areas like taxi ranks and bus stops."
Detective Darcy said it comes after a series of licensing operations and drug dog sweeps of Oxley venues in recent months which saw
"We have a zero tolerance for any alcohol-related crime whether it's in the pubs, on the streets, or in the home. It's not acceptable," he said.
"Patrons need to drink responsibly, don't drink and drive and ensure they stay hydrated with water."
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