Top Tips from Sherwood Police to Stay Safe on Christmas Holiday

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The Sherwood Police, together with the Queensland Police Service, is promoting both home and vehicle security, as well as road safety to all, particularly during the holiday season.

The holiday season is fast approaching, and beyond the get-together trips and Christmas shopping rush, safety and security is still utmost important and must be observed at all times. This is why the Sherwood Police and the Queensland Police Service have been continuously reminding the public about their ongoing holiday safety campaign launched as early as the last week of November 2019.

The Sherwood Police was joined by a number of local residents and a few friends from the Taringa Station of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services on its promotional campaign launch at Sherwood Road outside of Woolworths Supermarket.

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Here is a rundown of the reminders given by the Sherwood Police regarding their holiday safety campaign. 

Lock Up: Always lock up your homes if you intend to go away over Christmas.

Secure Valuables: Before leaving your home or your vehicle, make sure all valuable items are properly stored, locked away, and out of sight.

Engage the Neighbour:  Let your close neighbours know you are going away over the holidays. You may also contact the Sherwood Police to advise the same.

Stay Safe on the Road: Always consider road safety when driving. This means following all road regulations, such as obeying the speed limit, not using your mobile phone whilst driving, etc.

Operation Romeo Sleigh

Due to a higher number of vehicles on the road as the year ends, the Queensland Police Service is increasing police presence on the Queensland road network through the “Operation Romeo Sleigh.”

Operation Romeo Sleigh is not only about officers taking a more visible policing approach, but it also involves conducting events and continuously engaging with community members about the importance of driving safely for all Queenslanders and their visitors.

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According to Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating, Operation Romeo Sleigh will take effect on Friday, December 13th, until Friday, January 31st.

“This will allow police to focus on road users during Christmas and the busy back to school period,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.

“As always, officers will be focused on the Fatal Five, ensuring that road users are not negatively affected by not wearing seatbelts, drugs or alcohol, speeding, distraction or fatigue or any other unsafe behaviour.”