200 Police In Pukekohe Parade
The event was attended by Police Commissioner Mike Bush, who was previously District Commander, Counties Manukau. Mayor Len Brown, MPs Andrew Bayly, Judith Collins, and Jamie-Lee Ross, along with Franklin Local Board chair Andy Baker and other dignitaries.
Counties Manukau Police District Commander Superintendent John Tims says the occasion is an important tradition.
“The Pay Parade is a great opportunity for to present at our best for the community of Franklin and the wider Counties Manukau District. Everyone in the District works together to achieve the best outcome and the parade will demonstrate that sense of unity.
The tradition of the Pay Parade comes from the requirement for Police officers to march to the local magistrate’s office every fortnight in their dress uniform and pass inspection before getting their pay packet.
With over 200 staff members marching including uniformed Police officers, Detectives and Police employees, the parade travelled from the Pukekohe Police Station to the Town Hall, and feature Police dogs, horses, motorbikes and the Pukekohe RSA pipe band. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post