Meet the Mt Roskill com­mu­nity po­lice

Po­lice have no­ticed a num­ber of res­i­dents ask­ing about the where­abouts of the com­mu­nity con­sta­ble. Times have changed and our com­mu­ni­ties are now pa­trolled by a team of con­sta­bles. This week we in­tro­duce you to the Mt Roskill Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Team.

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Have you seen a po­lice of­fi­cer stand­ing on pa­trol at the cor­ner of aMt Roskill round­about a few morn­ings a week?

The of­fi­cer is one of the six con­sta­bles who make up the Mt Roskill Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Team based out of a po­lice cen­tre on the cor­ner of Do­min­ion and Richard­son Roads.

The team looks af­ter an area com­pris­ing of Mt Roskill, Bal­moral, Block­house Bay, Lyn­field, Hills­bor­ough, as well as parts of Mt Al­bert, Mt Eden and Three Kings

Led by Se­nior Sergeant Nick Poore, the team’s task is much more com­mu­nity-fo­cused than their front­line col­leagues.

Poore says they li­aise with a large num­ber of com­mu­nity groups in­clud­ing lo­cal boards, Auck­land Trans­port and men­tal health ser­vices.

As well as their nor­mal com­mu­nity polic­ing du­ties, the team also as­sists front­line po­lice and at­tend ur­gent jobs when the need arises.

‘‘No job is seen as be­ing too small and [we are] of­ten the first port of call in sit­u­a­tions of ‘neigh­bours at war,’ where a timely in­ter­ven­tion can pre­vent a rel­a­tively mi­nor sit­u­a­tion from es­ca­lat­ing into some­thing more se­ri­ous,’’ Poore says.

The polic­ing team is also of­ten asked to in­ter­vene in ar­eas where lo­cal res­i­dents are be­ing vic­timised by bur­glary, ve­hi­cle crime or even anti-so­cial be­hav­iour such as boy rac­ing.

PHOTO: ELESHA EDMONDS

Se­nior Sergeant Nick Poore leads the Mt Roskill Polic­ing Team.

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