Officers across Northern NSW are continuing high-visibility operations and enforcement with Public Health Orders to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further into their communities.
Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol and all 11 police districts in the Northern Region are currently undertaking Operation Boundary Response, conducting high-visibility operations to saturate the main arterial roads throughout Northern NSW.
Operation Boundary Response is an addition to the operations police already have in place on the M1 Motorway, the New England Highway, the Hunter Expressway and the Pacific Highway, plus numerous rural roads and back routes throughout the regions.
As part of Operation Boundary Response, officers are conducting mobile vehicle stops and checks to ensure drivers are complying with current Stay at Home Orders in place. Police will also be utilising automatic number plate recognition as well as data from Roads and Maritime NSW to identify vehicles from outside of the area.
Stats from Monday 9 August
Vehicles interacted with relating to Public Health Order – 394
Vehicles detected travelling against PHO and turned around – 7
PIN issued for face covering offence – individual – 8
PIN issued for breach of Public Health Order – Individual – 9
Warnings issued relating to PHO offences – 3
RBT Conducted – 486
RDT Conducted – 10 (one positive detection)
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