Additional officers will be on patrol in the county’s nightlife areas this weekend, the first time all venues have been able to open since March last year.
Nightclubs can now reopen following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on Monday (19 July 2021) and venues across the county are expected to be busy.
This weekend will also see the return of full public order patrols in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, with extra officers on duty on Saturday night.
Superintendent Nathan Clark said: “Policing of the night-time economy can be a big draw on our resources and at a time when we’re experiencing increased demand, with more people visiting the county, this can be a real challenge.
“We’re expecting the nightlife to be very busy this weekend with, in the main, people wanting to have a good time and we’re all for that.
“However, experience shows us that too much alcohol can have unintended consequences. I’m sure most people who end up in a police cell don’t intend to end their night that way, which is why we’d ask people to have a good time but not to overdo it.
“The less we have to deal with issues in the night-time economy, the more we can prioritise the calls from people who need us most.”