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Meeting with the Minister of Police

Meeting with the Minister of Police

This article was contributed by City to Sumner Patrol Vice Chairman Allan Bain. In early July I received a phone call from our local MP’s Secretary asking if the Minister of Police, Hon Poto Williams and the local MP, Tracey McLennan, could meet up and go out on a...

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Tomorrow’s Police Start with CPNZ

Tomorrow’s Police Start with CPNZ

One of the ways Community Patrols of New Zealand supports the Police is to provide a platform that allows prospective ‘budding’ Police officers to work in the crime prevention field and gain an understanding of what policing communities is all about. This helps them...

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Cleaning Up Albany’s Streets

Cleaning Up Albany’s Streets

This story was contributed by Jane Hunter, Operation Coordinator, North Harbour Community Patrol. North Harbour Community Patrol joins a multi-agency project group to address rising crime in the Albany/Auckland area. The level of construction and expansion in the...

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CPNZ Honours Shield Awardees

CPNZ Honours Shield Awardees

Graeme Mills of the Tauranga South Community Patrol was awarded the CPNZ Gold Shield recently. Graeme has served as a Patrol Leader for many years, standing down last year. He was appointed as the representative for the Bay of Plenty district years ago and is...

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CPNZ Represented at Hui on Counter Terrorism

CPNZ Represented at Hui on Counter Terrorism

New Zealand held its first-ever hui on countering terrorism and violent extremism in Christchurch on June 15th & 16th. The conference was called ‘He Whenua Taurikura’, meaning ‘A Land or Country at Peace’, and will be held annually from now on. “The horrific...

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Bay of Plenty District Training Day

Bay of Plenty District Training Day

The following was written by CPNZ Trust Board Chairperson, Chris Lawton A huge thank you to the Tauranga South Community Patrol (TSCP) for setting up the training day. Patrol Leader Maureen Kathan and Senior Constable Leanne Fairburn led the training ably assisted by...

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Patrols Assist with Police Initiative

Patrols Assist with Police Initiative

NZ Police have been operating their Aggravated Robbery Initiative since 2017, which helps small businesses being targeted by burglars. Last year, Waikato Community Patrols were asked if they could assist Police with identifying small businesses at risk of robbery who...

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Counties Manukau District Training Day

Counties Manukau District Training Day

Papakura Community Crimewatch Patrol played host to a training day on Sunday, April 11th. Attended by Patrollers from Pukekohe, Pokeno, Mt Wellington, & Waiuku Patrols, they received training from both our partners in Police and Fire & Emergency. This...

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Palmerston North Patrol Responds to Rise in Burglaries

Palmerston North Patrol Responds to Rise in Burglaries

Palmerston North Patrol & their Patrol Leader, Toni Ferris, have noticed a recent rise in burglaries in their area. To help keep their communities safe, they've decided not to stand by, but to take action. A recent volunteer drive has seen several Patrollers...

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Riverton Patrol Elects New Patrol Leader

Riverton Patrol Elects New Patrol Leader

In Riverton, a small town at the bottom of the South Island, Riverton CP elected Margaret Baillie as their new Patrol Leader. Despite only having a few months under her belt, she's already shown the signs of a great Patrol Leader. Margaret is keeping her eyes peeled...

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Cops ‘n’ Cake

Cops ‘n’ Cake

Tasman District Support Officer Marty Price was out supporting his district's Patrols in February at an event called Cops 'n' Cakes. To tell us about his experiences, Marty has given the following statement: "Cop's n Cakes was held at Saxton Field on Saturday 21st...

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More Than Just a Patrol

More Than Just a Patrol

Te Awamutu Community Patrol, partnering with Police, assisted with the mammoth Operation Christmas Hampers. Nearly 300 Christmas hampers were assembled, packaged, wrapped, and delivered.

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