Experienced staff on the beat to target burglars
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.