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Gold Coast Police Hope To Reduce Drunken Assaults With New Campaign

Police comp targeted at young men

Gold Coast Police Hope To Reduce Drunken Assaults With New Campaign Image credit: Queensland Police Service

A fresh approach from police to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence on the Gold Coast, targeting those most at risk.

After taking a look at the statistics from the past two years, Gold Coast Police worked out male uni students and tradies, aged 22 to 26, are the most likely to be involved in a drunken punch-up.

In an effort to target that group, Gold Coast District Superintendent Craig Hanlon said they have launched a competition aimed at university and trade school students as well as those in senior grades at high school, to help change behaviour and raise awareness.

“The aim is to help reduce alcohol-fuelled violence incidents and engage the target demographic to think about consequences by using peer-to-peer messaging” he said.

People are being urged to submit original multimedia content that helps spread the anti-violence message, with some great prizes up for grabs including a 3D printer, Oppo mobile phone, Apple iPad and Beats by Dre headphones.

The winning entry will feature on the QPS social media channels and myPolice sites, and be used in crime prevention presentations.

Head here for more details.