Po­lice look to build safer cow-mmu­ni­ties


Mor­rinsville’s Po­lice Sta­tion is open again af­ter the front was dam­aged when a man rammed a truck into the build­ing.

Sergeant Paul Snape said the doors needed to be re­placed.

‘‘This work has been com­pleted and our front counter ser­vices are now back to busi­ness as usual,’’ he said.

‘‘We are pleased the doors were re­paired quickly as our front counter ser­vices are an im­por­tant link to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

‘‘We would like to thank the com­mu­nity for their pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing with the re­stricted ac­cess to the sta­tion while the doors were out of ac­tion.’’

Po­lice also made a spe­cial men­tion to a girl who brought in a cake to cel­e­brate the doors be­ing re­paired.

Mor­rinsville Po­lice staff are also look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity of com­mis­sion­ing an artist to make a cow for the front of the sta­tion, to join the Herd of Cows? Street Art Project.

The po­lice have had a sta­tion in Mor­rinsville since 1907 and a po­lice cow is an op­por­tu­nity to be part of the com­mu­nity spirit which puts the town on the map.

How­ever, po­lice would need to fundraise the $6500 needed to in­stall a cow as there is no money in the po­lice bud­get, Snape said.

‘‘The NZ Po­lice have very strict rules around fundrais­ing Can you help Mor­rinsville Po­lice fundraise for a cow, to join the Herd of Cows? Street Art Project? Or would you like to sug­gest a name for the po­lice cow? Go to the Pi­ako Post Neigh­bourly page to make your sug­ges­tions.

and ac­cept­ing do­na­tions but we are work­ing on ways to over­come this ob­sta­cle.’’

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