Family harm and youth are a focus
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.’’
Superintendent Jill Rogers is the new district commander for Counties Manukau.