Chance to tour new police station
If you want a tour of Cambridge’s new police station or a chat with officers, an open day is coming up.
The Fort Street police hub opened in August and was developed in partnership with Tainui Group Holdings, a police statement said.
It will host a ‘‘community engagement day’’ on Saturday, November 12, with the chance to tour the base and have a kōrero with officers. It will also include presentations that showcase different aspects of policing.
‘‘We really want the community to come and join us and enjoy this new space,’’ Waikato west area commander Inspector Will Loughrin said.
‘‘This is a great opportunity for the public to gain an understanding of what a modern police service looks like.’’ A key part of the new hub is a whānau room, which can be used to work with community partners to support youth issues, family harm, and mental health, Loughrin said.
It can also be used to support police staff to respond to the diverse needs of the community.
The station’s location provides easy access to the town centre and suburban Cambridge, ‘‘which gives us the opportunity to connect with the community and quickly respond to incidents’’. The front counter is open 8am4pm on weekdays and people can report a crime or speak directly to a police staff member during these hours.
■ The community engagement day will be at the Cambridge Police station, 2 Fort St, on Saturday, November 12, 9am-noon.