Counties Manukau South set to benefit from increased 24/7 rural coverage

Counties Manukau Police is pleased to announce that there is set to be an increase in our 24/7 police coverage for the Counties Manukau South rural area.

From later this month there will be additional staff rostered to provide increased 24/7 coverage for the rural areas, which include Waiuku, Tuakau, Pokeno and Port Waikato.

Inspector Dave Glossop, Area Commander for Counties Manukau South, says the increased coverage is a great boost for the rural community, which has seen a large increase in population in recent years.

“Counties Manukau South is a booming area which has witnessed a 13 percent increase in population in the past five years, with the greatest area of growth being the rural area.

“With the population growing at a faster rate in the south than anywhere in Counties Manukau, it’s important that we are able to reflect this increasing demand with our Police staffing numbers.”

The Counties Manukau South area will be rostering ten additional police officers that will be dedicated to providing further support of our 24/7 coverage of the rural area.

The ten staff will be made up of six new police officers, two officers from Waiuku and a further two officers from Tuakau.

“This is great news for our rural community. We want everyone to feel safe and we are confident that those who live in the rural areas will feel safer knowing there will be an increased Police presence, particularly during the evenings and overnight.”

Inspector Dave Glossop says the move will also allow those remaining staff based in Waiuku and Tuakau to focus on engaging with our community.

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