Pro-ac­tive pre­ven­tion

Spe­cial screws keep num­ber plates se­cure

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Tawa Com­mu­nity Pa­trol is team­ing up with the po­lice to help pre­vent the theft of num­ber plates.

Michael John­son, pa­trol co­or­di­na­tor, will join his en­force­ment coun­ter­parts at a com­mu­nity event this week­end and will be giv­ing out tam­per- re­sis­tant screws to peo­ple who want to take crime pre­ven­tion into their own hands.

The new screws have an un­com­mon thread and will re­place those at­tach­ing num­ber plates to cars.

‘‘It’s all about pre­vent­ing crime and what we’ve found is that peo­ple are keen for this,’’ John­son said.

‘‘In­for­ma­tion from the po­lice is that this is be­com­ing a more prom­i­nent of­fence and is on­go­ing. We’re be­ing proac­tive. Hope­fully this will de­ter peo­ple from tak­ing plates off cars.’’

The com­mu­nity event has been sched­uled for June 13, from 10am till 2pm, at Count­down Tawa.

John­son said a $5 do­na­tion would be ap­pre­ci­ated and that all pro­ceeds would go to­wards a new car for the com­mu­nity pa­trol.

Photo: DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Michael John­son, Tawa Com­mu­nity Pa­trol co-or­di­na­tor, is ex­cited to help the com­mu­nity by fix­ing driv­ers’ num­ber plates with tam­per-proof screws.

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