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Officers from the Auckland City Police Adult Sexual Assault Team, along with volunteers from partner agencies whose objectives are to prevent sexual violence and abuse, will be out and about in the CBD tonight to deliver the message "No consent means no sex".
Police have produced postcard sized pamphlets [see PDF on Facebook] and will hand them out to patrons of various licensed premises with the aim of drawing attention to the effects of alcohol on decision-making and reiterating the responsibilities of friends to look after each other.
Posters conveying the same messages will also be distributed to bars for display in rest room areas.
Acting Detective Sergeant Greg Brand says the overall aims of the exercise were to encourage all agencies concerned with sexual assault victims to have a holistic approach to it and to actively try and prevent incidences of it.
Officers and volunteers will be out and about between 10pm and midnight.