- Category: Law and Order
- Created: Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:43
Rural crime will be the focus of a series of community get-togethers in country halls throughout Hawke’s Bay.
The events have been arranged by Police and are intended to give local residents the opportunity to discuss any crime issues they have, including crime patterns and prevention measures the community could consider.
The Police-branded tractor will also be on display at each event. The tractor has been used at numerous public events around the country and has attracted much attention, especially from the rural community. It has become a symbol of rural crime prevention and is also popular with children.
Those attending the meetings include community constables, councillors and representatives from Community Patrols and Neighbourhood Support.
Hawke’s Bay Prevention Manager Inspector Andy Sloan said the get-togethers were a great chance for locals to discuss their concerns about crime in their area.
“It’s also an opportunity for residents to find out more about Community Patrols and think about forming a Rural Support group if there isn’t one operating in their locality. We strongly encourage people to look at prevention measures like this to help prevent crime in their community,” Mr Sloan said.
The Community Crime Prevention Get-Togethers will be held at the following locations. All events begin at 1pm and there will be hot drinks and a barbecue.
• Sherenden Community Hall - 4 August
• Patoka Community Hall - 6 August
• Meeanee Hall - 11 August
• Waipukurau Railway Esplanade - 13 August
• Farmlands Napier - 14 August