Police have expressed concerned over alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in Parramatta's CBD over the weekend.
On Saturday morning police from Parramatta Local Area Command and the Alcohol and Licensing Enforcement Command (ALEC) removed two intoxicated men from a bar in Church Street.
The pair allegedly became argumentative and aggressive towards police.
As officers removed the men from the bar a large crowd became aggressive towards police and attempted to intervene in the arrests.
Officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad and Dog Squad had to be called to the bar to assist in dispersing the crowd.
Police will allege during a number of inspections of the bar they located two men in seriously intoxicated states.
One man refused medical treatment while another was allegedly so intoxicated he had to be taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment.
A third man was allegedly found in the car park of the premises in a drunken state and also had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
A number of people were charged or infringed for alcohol-related offences.
This included three men who were charged with failing to quit licensed premises.
Another man was issued a court attendance notice for assault police, resist arrest and offensive conduct while three people were issued criminal infringement notices for offensive language and re-entering the premises after they were excluded.
Acting Parramatta commander, superintendent Karen Webb, said police needed pubs and clubs to work with them in the responsible service of alcohol to reduce incidents of assaults and excessive alcohol consumption.
“Every weekend police are out on patrol to ensure the safety of the community but we can only do so much,'' she said.
“More often than not, those who drink to excess find themselves making poor choices, passing out in the street or leaving themselves vulnerable.
“It is sad people feel the need to get blind drunk to have a good time and it is about time people took responsibility for their actions.''
Superintendent Webb assured the community and local businesses that police were committed to reducing alcohol-related crime in Parramatta.
She said police would continue to conduct patrols of licensed premises to ensure the safety of patrons.