Meet your local policing team
Tokoroa Police will be out and about over the next two weeks in different areas of the community parked in their big bus.
The mobile station will be manned by Community Constable Jaks Sherwood, Maori Liaison officer Brian Nicholas and Tokoroa Police Intelligence person Emma Bailey.
‘‘If you see us parked in your area come over for a cup of tea and a chat.’’ Mrs Sherwood said.
‘‘ We can help refer people to different agencies if needed. People can also report information on crime anonymously.’’
On Monday the officers were in the Tainui/Lake area talking to the locals, focusing on crime prevention and the SNAP project (serial number action project) which enables residents to mark valuable household items with serial numbers.
The bus will give members of the community easy access to police and also to act as a deterrent for random acts of crime or other incidents.
The bus will be part of an increased police presence in the community with the assistance of the Tokoroa Community Patrols.
PREVENTION: Maori Liaison police officer Brian Nicholas, Community Constable Jaks Sherwood and Police intelligence person Emma Bailey invite you for a cup of tea and a yarn.