EXTRA Wimmera police will monitor the region's streets and licensed premises during New Year's Eve celebrations tonight.
Horsham Sergeant Julie Bergen said she did not expect too much trouble.
But she said alcohol-related offences such as offensive behaviour, public drunkenness and property damage remained a concern.
"We will look out for people drinking in the streets and other public areas such as parks and the Wimmera River," she said.
"We will also check for any offences near licensed premises.
"And we will obviously monitor residential parties to ensure they are not too loud and there is no illegal lighting of firecrackers, which can be a problem."
Sgt Bergen said police would also patrol the roads, particularly for alcohol and drug-affected drivers.
"As part of the state-wide Summer Stay campaign, all members are doing extra preliminary breath tests and random intercepts of drivers," she said.
"But drivers have generally been good and it is becoming harder to catch drink-drivers.
"If people do drink, we encourage them to get a taxi home or have a designated driver."
Stawell Sergeant Rod Davis said police would be out in force patrolling licensed premises in the Stawell area tonight.
He encouraged people to celebrate responsibly.
"We don't discourage people from having a good time," Sgt Davis said.
"But when people's behaviour starts to affect others, it becomes an issue for police to deal with.
"We like to see New Year's Eve as a family celebration.
"Unruly or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated."
St Arnaud Sergeant Steve Cunningham said St Arnaud had been quiet during the past couple of years for New Year's Eve and he hoped this would continue.