A NEW strategy allowed NSW Police to reduce their operational strength at the Deni Ute Muster by 20 officers.
With 60,000 square kilometres and 13 police stations within the Deniliquin LAC, the reduction ensured both muster guests and residents could call upon officers.
Superintendent Paul Condon said the new strategy came from working with the muster board and changing rules and restrictions – including making the event a mid-strength alcohol event.
During the muster the Deniliquin police station was operational for 24 hours a day.
Inspector Condon described the behaviour on Friday – the event’s first full day as “100 per cent better than last year.”
“It’s about having a good time and we’re here to make sure someone’s good time doesn’t stop somebody else’s good time,” he said.
With 115 officers including mounted police, highway patrol, the public order and riot squad plus the dog squad on hand, there were no major incidents reported.
Inspector Condon said the amount of butane gas which was allowed to be brought in had been reduced.
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