Constable moves shop
Police hope a community constable’s move from an office to a local community house will allow them to work more closely with the community.
The Beach Haven and
Birkenhead community constable, Grant Kenny, was previously available at a site on Sunnyhaven Ave from 10am till noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For the rest of the working week Kenny was based at the Glenfield Police Station or out and about.
But come September 15, the constable will work out of Beach Haven Community House at 130 Beach Haven Rd. He’ll be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon till 1pm.
The ‘‘clinics’’ held at these times are an opportunity for members of the public to drop by and talk.
North Shore Area Commander Inspector Sunny Patel said the constable’s core role would not change but it was an opportunity for police to work alongside other community partners.
‘‘We’re looking forward to working even closer with local community groups in our new location,’’ Patel said.
Patel said the public could also speak to an officer in person at the Glenfield Police Station, visit the North Shore Police Station on Parkway Drive or message the Waitemata Police Facebook Page. In an emergency dial 111.
Birkenhead and Beach Haven Community Constable Grant Kenny will be available at the community house three days a week.