Police Minister Chris Hipkins to visit every police district over the next few months

Police Minister Chris Hipkins to visit every police district over the next few months

Over the next months, Police Minister Chris Hipkins will visit all police district.

“I’ve had briefings from the Police executive, met with the Police Association and now I want to hear from the frontline,” Chris Hipkins said.

“I am looking forward to hearing from police officers who work day-to-day in our communities. I want to know how I can best support them, make sure they have the tools they need to do their jobs and the right legislation to tackle crime from both ends.

“I’m interested in learning about what works for Police, how to best utilise the skills and expertise of other agencies and frontline services and whether there’s more I can do to support the good work they are already doing to tackle crime, and prevent it.”

This week, Chris Hipkins visits the police stations in Rangiora, Kaikura, Blenheim, Nelson, and Richmond before delivering the Police District Awards in Auckland on Friday.

He will visit the police stations in Levin, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Ohakune, Trangi, Taup, and Rotorua the following week. In the upcoming weeks, he also plans to make other trips to Northland and the neighbourhoods of Auckland.

“I will be joined by the Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, who is also undertaking a programme of regional visits,” Chris Hipkins said.

“Further visits are being planned in Southern, Waikato and Eastern districts.”

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