Thursday, June 19, 2008

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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

traffic duty more like doughnut duty.

Yeah and when you catch or deal to the criminal, YOU become the criminal.

Who's the servant?
The policeman or those he serves?

June 18, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Barnsley Bill said...

hardly a glamour posting though is it.
To offer a comparison. I live in Kerikeri. There are 18 sworn officers based at the local nick. kaeo has a nick, as do Kaikohe, Kawakawa and every other town in the area. But 18 for a population of around 5,000. The problem of course is that no one in their right mind would voluntarily work in south Auckland.

June 21, 2008 at 7:34 PM  

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