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Kimberley communities to drive alcohol policy

Date posted: 24 June 2016

Police in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) will be heading out to remote communities as part of a strategy aimed at reducing alcohol-related crime. 

The strategy will be rolled out over the next 12 months with officers set to meet community leaders to help them decide whether to impose, or extend, alcohol bans. Communities can request to be made alcohol-free under section 175 of the Liquor Control Act. 

Kimberley District Superintendent, Allan Adams, said the policy had been prompted by a need for police to have a clearer direction of where communities wished to go with alcohol bans in the future. 'It's my intent to have my police officers that look after those communities to sit down and speak with them about where they would like to go and what can we do to assist that to make their communities more safe and secure,' Superintendent Adams said. 

Source: The West Australian - regional

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