Dr Parmjeet Parmar
Mount Roskill will have a Community Patrol for the first time following its launch on May 13, 2015.
I attended the event at St Giles Presbyterian Church.
It is great to see such a strong sense of caring for the safety of people in this community with the launch of the Mount Roskill Community Patrol. I congratulate them and thank them for the work they will be doing helping keep our neighbourhoods safe.
A Community Patrol is made up of volunteers who act as eyes and ears for police, helping to create a safer environment to live. They do good work to help the community and will be a valued addition to Mount Roskill.
Safer New Zealand
National has worked hard to help our Police build a safer New Zealand; we now have the lowest crime rate since 1978.
Our Police have focused on prevention first, and we have given them better resources to do the job so that they can spend less time behind a desk and more time out in their neighbourhoods.
Together with this new community patrol, I am sure that all our families will feel very secure in their homes and workplaces, as they should.
Community Patrols of New Zealand was formed in 2001 to promote and foster a collaborative working relationship with Police and to provide resources, support and guidance to local community patrol groups.
Dr Parmjeet Parmar is a Member of Parliament on National List.
Dr Parmjeet Parmar (second from right) with (from left) Taki Tuhaka, Merril Bourne and Glenn Cleaver at the Community Patrol launch.