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Police Operation Launched For Anzac Day Events in Sydney

NSW Police have launched Operation Broadside, ahead of Anzac Day events across Sydney and the state.

It will involve general duties police, Traffic and Highway Patrol, PolAir, Mounted Unit, Dog Unit, Licensing, and the Public Order Riot Squad to ensure the safety of the community.


Authorities have also confirmed they are reviewing their terror strategies, after the van attack in Toronto, but the threat level has not changed and remains at probable.

The State Government has encouraged people to still get out and pay their respects.

"We are well prepared," Veterans Affairs Minister David Elliott said.

"Don't change your lifestyle or your schedule because of the risk of terrorism."

Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Cooke also reassuring people heading to events that there are strategies in place to keep them safe.

"There will be sufficient police around to ensure we have a safe and secure event," he said.


Police will also be out in force at Sydney's pubs and RSL Clubs to keep an eye on revellers after the formalities, with big crowds expected at traditional games of two up.

They're urging everyone to celebrate, but to do it respectfully.

"It is not a day that we will tolerate any anti-social behaviour," Acting Assistant Commissioner Cooke said.

"Enjoy a drink and enjoy each other's company. But do so in an appropriate style, to support our servicemen and women."


The Dawn Service starts at 4:15am on Wednesday at the Martin Place Cenotaph.

The march will begin at 9:00am on Elizabeth Street due to the construction work in George Street for the light rail project.

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