Police in Manakau are in "high spirits" after homicides
Police want everyone to know that crime is not escalating in Manakau.Detective Inspector John Timms said despite the number of homicide investigations in the area police were in high spirits and reassured the public that Counties-Manukau was a safe place.
"If you need assistance then it's important that you ring the police immediately," he said.
But theres one small matter. Most crime in Manakau is ignored by police. Once you have rung them, these high spirited police have to leave the police station and get somewhere in time. That's the issue. Police in Manakau are calling in reinforcements from outside the district to cope with crime because the number of sworn officers per head of population in Counties Manakau is the second-lowest in the country.
I wonder how many are on traffic duty.