200 Police In Pukekohe Parade



Counties Manukau Police put its best foot forward in Pukekohe this morning for the annual Counties Manukau Police District Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony.
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.

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