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.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