Firstly we welcome our new Patrol Co-ordinator/Chairman, Sue Dell, who has been with the group for 8 years (previously as Training Co-ordinator). We also extend a huge thank you to Les Duffield (outgoing Co-ordinator/Chairman) for his leadership over the past 8 years (founding the group in 2013). We are grateful that Les is remaining as an active patroller, Trustee and interim Training Co-ordinator.
Completed 29 patrols from November to January
Reported incidents including dumped rubbish (which we note has increased again in the area).
Assisted NZ Police at the Henderson Christmas Festival
Welcomed two new members, both now fully trained and operational
Acknowledging reports on social media of house burglaries in our area – ensuring that our patrols target these areas and times, whenever we can
Do remember that all incidents of theft, damage or anti-social behaviour should be reported directly to the Police – no matter how big or small. This information helps the Police (and us) recognise patterns and trends in the area and assists with the effective allocation of resources.
Some important Police contacts to note:
111 – Emergency
105 – non-emergency (incident already happened & don’t need urgent assistance). Or online 105.police.govt.nz
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 – Report crime anonymously, or online crimestoppers-nz.org/report
*555 (from mobile phone) – urgent but not life-threatening driving incidents
We Need You!
We are always looking for new recruits. The more patrollers we have, the more we can get our patrol vehicle out there actively being a deterrent of crime. We cover the areas of Waiatarua, Oratia and Henderson Valley and have a mixture of ages and backgrounds, retired and working, couples and singles.
Only 4 hours a month – one two hour patrol a fortnight. Daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends.
Passing a Police Security Clearance check on joining
Current Drivers Licence
Uniform and training
Patrol vehicle and safety equipment
The fun of getting to know your local area and community.
Patrolling not your thing? Perhaps you can help us in other ways. Contact us to chat. We are still recruiting for a Training Co-ordinator so let us know if you would like further details on this volunteer role.
We love getting feedback from our community – so please let us know if you see us around or would like to pass on a message of sup-port to our volunteers.
Waiatarua@cpnz.org.nz www.facebook.com/waiataruacommunitypatrol Phone: 021 681 207 (Sue Dell)