Launceston police operation to target hooning and anti-social behaviour

Launceston Police will be conducting a high-visibility operation in the Launceston CBD this week to crack down on hooning offences, shoplifting and antisocial behaviour.  

Inspector Johnston said that the operation’s aim was to reduce antisocial behaviour and support the retailers and Launceston community.

“Police will be focusing on targeting antisocial behaviour, volume crime, drugs, shoplifting, hooning and vehicle compliance, to ensure our community remains as safe as possible.

“You will see additional police officers out on patrol in the greater CBD including the Mall targeting these types of behaviours.”

“The operation will involve a wide range of resources from both Northern and Southern Districts, including uniform police, Road and Public Order Services, Northern Drug Investigation Services, Dog Handler Unit, as well as Transport Safety and Investigation Unit officers from the Department of State Growth,” he said.

“While most Tasmanians do the right thing, our highly visible presence is aimed at reducing crime around our shopping and transport precincts and supporting retailers and the Launceston community more generally.”

“Tasmania is a very safe place to live, our goal is to target behaviours that impact upon our community, our objective is to make our roads and communities as safe as possible.”