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.’’