Fam­ily harm and youth are a fo­cus

Papakura Courier - - FRONT PAGE - JARRED WILLIAMSON

Con­tin­ued from Page 1. ‘‘Some com­mu­ni­ties have higher de­mand, we have to be flex­i­ble ... staff are more mo­bile in re­sponse to where we need to be,’’ Rogers says.

Change is some­thing the district has al­ways been part of. The district’s new fam­ily harm pro­gramme Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke will be used in the rest of Auck­land, start­ing with Waitem­ata po­lice.

What be­gan as a pi­lot pro­gramme is now to­tally in place with po­lice re­sources jug­gled into it.

It’s Rogers’ first time work­ing in Coun­ties Manukau. She’s di­vided her time be­tween Auck­land’s two other po­lice dis­tricts in her 24 year ca­reer.

Most of that time has been in the crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion branch in­ves­ti­gat­ing se­ri­ous crime, much of that time with Avon­dale po­lice.

That in­volved work­ing on homi­cide cases as well as a Korean ex­or­cism case in 2001.

Rogers later moved over to Waitakere where she was in­volved in the case of Ais­ling Symes, the two-year-old girl found drowned in a west Auck­land drain­pipe in 2009.

Other roles back in uni­form had Rogers as the act­ing area com­man­der for Auck­land cen­tral for 10 months.

‘‘Staff are proud to serve their com­mu­nity. It’s hard work but it’s a sought af­ter place to work.’’

JARRED WILLIAMSON/STUFF

Su­per­in­ten­dent Jill Rogers is the new district com­man­der for Coun­ties Manukau.

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