23rd March 2020 – emailed to all Patrol alias emails and District Support Team Leaders

Good afternoon all,

With the Prime Minister’s announcement today that New Zealand is now at Alert Level 3 and will be moving to Alert Level 4 in 48hours, the CPNZ Trust Board has made the decision that all Community Patrols must stand down from all Patrolling activities immediately. 

These Government imposed measures are to be taken very seriously in order to protect the most vulnerable in our communities and keep our health sector and Police free to do their jobs. 

More information can be found at https://covid19.govt.nz

We are maintaining contact with Police at National Headquarters and advising that Patrols remain available to them if deemed necessary. I request that you all maintain regular contact with your local PLO or Station Manager.

In the meantime, stay calm, keep your brain busy, continue exercising, eat healthy, stay connected with your loved ones and above all, stay safe.

Thank you