Police pleased with Multicultural Festival crowd

Working together towards a respectful community

ACT Policing are pleased with the behaviour of attendees at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival (17-19 February).

Operational Commander for the event, Officer in Charge Community Safety Station Sergeant Jeff Knight said the festival is an important event for both police and members of the community.

“Getting involved in community events like this is very important to ACT Policing. The community is at the centre of what we do and this is a great way for us to further establish vital links to the community we serve.”

“The ACT Policing stall focused on working towards a respectful community and was popular with all ages over the weekend. Crowd favourites included Constable Kenny Koala, a police motorcycle, a water jet-ski and the tactical operations display.”

“It was great to see a high level of engagement between our members and the community,” Station Sergeant Knight said.

Police maintained a high visibility presence throughout the festival to ensure the safety of all patrons.

During the event, police responded to four reports of theft, three assaults, took three people into protective custody for intoxication and quickly reunited two lost children with their parents.

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