Katikati Advertiser


- Sergeant Steve Hind­marsh Katikati

It’s been a nice quiet week crime-wise although there have been plenty of other mis­cel­la­neous in­ci­dents keep­ing us busy, but this is not un­usual.

Ihave pre­vi­ously men­tioned that there were go­ing to be ex­tra staff al­lo­cated to the Katikati sta­tion as part of a district re­sourc­ing re­view. It has been recog­nised that the area is grow­ing.

Two con­sta­bles have al­ready ar­rived and have started work­ing in the Katikati area. Three more of­fi­cially start on De­cem­ber 7. This will in­crease our gen­eral du­ties con­sta­bles to six which is two per shift rather than the sole con­sta­ble on each shift which we have now. Wewill also have a ded­i­cated Com­mu­nity Con sta­ble who works mainly day shifts and a per­ma­nent Youth Aid Of­fi­cer. This will take the uni­formed staff lev­els to nine in­clud­ing my­self.

Of note is that the polic­ing bound­aries for Katikati are also in­creas­ing hence the re­quire­ment for more staff. Pre­vi­ously Katikati’s Polic­ing area started at Bridg­man Lane to the north and ended just south of Es­daile Rd to the south.

■ A child’s white moun­tain bike was stolen off a Boyd Street prop­erty on Novem­ber 21-22.

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