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Prior to the VOS period, there was a lot of public disturbance during the busiest times for hotels, restaurants and cafés in the Zwolle town centre, including quarrels, brawls, public drunkenness and noise disturbance. The VOS project was established to combat and to prevent these disturbances.
  • Netherlands
  • General crime prevention
  • Good practice
  • ECPA
  • 2006
The objectives of the project are as follows:     a) limiting number of infringements in and in the immediate neighbourhood of premises where spirits are sold;     b) standardizing course of action towards businesses infringing regulations of “Act of Upbringing in Sobriety and Counteracting Alcoholism”;     c) employing a complex course of circulation of information concerning criminal acts and public nuisance in and in the immediate neighbourhood of premises selling/ serving spirits.
  • Poland
  • Drugs/alcohol
  • General crime prevention
  • Good practice
  • ECPA
  • 2006