Ex­pe­ri­enced staff on the beat to tar­get bur­glars

Franklin County News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - ACT­ING SE­NIOR SERGEANT DEAN BORRELL

This week our num­bers at Pukekohe have been bol­stered by nu­mer­ous ex­tra staff.

The area’s lead­er­ship team made a re­quest to our dis­trict for ex­tra staff to as­sist us with a spike in bur­glary and car crime.

The Pukekohe tac­ti­cal crime unit who in­ves­ti­gate bur­glar­ies have gained 5 de­tec­tives from Manukau po­lice sta­tion for about three months, their fo­cus is in­ves­ti­gat­ing bur­glar­ies, his- toric and re­cent.

They bring a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence.

Se­condly the Dis­trict Preven­tion Unit has be­gun work­ing in Pukekohe.

This is a unit of a sergeant and five con­sta­bles who work on projects across the dis­trict.

For the next six months they are work­ing in Coun­ties Manukau South - Pukekohe and Pa­pakura but ini­tially they are work­ing in Pukekohe North.

Their goal is to re­duce bur­glar­ies and car crime in Pukekohe north but re­ally, if you’re tar­get­ing one crime- set, all of­fend­ing is caught in the net so there will be re­duc­tions in of­fend­ing for all crime types and that will be across Pukekohe - not just Pukekohe north.

Less of­fend­ing equals less vic­tims which is our goal.

The chal­lenge is, we must con­tinue to keep th­ese of­fences at bay long-term when this preven­tion unit move on. They will be very vis­i­ble by their ac­tiv­i­ties and are go­ing to as­sist in in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fend­ing, and pre­dom­i­nantly take on preven­tion ac­tiv­i­ties.

They will be con­trol­ling the roads, work­ing on iden­ti­fy­ing re­ceivers of stolen prop­erty, tar­get­ing lo­ca­tions and of­fend­ers.

We also want to build and set up more com­mu­nity part­ner­ships.

So res­i­dents in this area and around town in Pukekohe will no­tice a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in po­lice in the area for the next few months.

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