Katikati Advertiser


- Sergeant Steve Hindmarsh

It’s been a nice quiet week crime-wise although there have been plenty of other miscellane­ous incidents keeping us busy, but this is not unusual.

Ihave previously mentioned that there were going to be extra staff allocated to the Katikati station as part of a district resourcing review. It has been recognised that the area is growing.

Two constables have already arrived and have started working in the Katikati area. Three more officially start on December 7. This will increase our general duties constables to six which is two per shift rather than the sole constable on each shift which we have now. Wewill also have a dedicated Community Con stable who works mainly day shifts and a permanent Youth Aid Officer. This will take the uniformed staff levels to nine including myself.

Of note is that the policing boundaries for Katikati are also increasing hence the requiremen­t for more staff. Previously Katikati’s Policing area started at Bridgman Lane to the north and ended just south of Esdaile Rd to the south.

■ A child’s white mountain bike was stolen off a Boyd Street property on November 21-22.

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