Crime Watch Patrols
Keeping our community safe.
Because we care!
A word from our Chairman
Botany Crime Watch Patrol work with Police on Operation “Focus”
Ten Botany Crime Watch (BCWP) patrollers had the opportunity
to work with members of the New Zealand Police
on an operation focussed on reducing the theft of
personal property from private and contractor’s vehicles.
Before commencing the patrol Police briefed the team at our
temporary patrol base in Botany Town Centre.
The team spent most of Tuesday patrolling various car parks
checking vehicles to see if there was anything left in
them, and whether they were secure. Patrollers are taught to
inspect cars without touching them and do not
inspect WOF’s or rego’s.
Speaking with contractors was very rewarding as most of them
were unaware of the risk of leaving tools or consumables in their
vehicles. Several made commitments to increasing their security
as a result of our interventions.
A survey of the results, from the BCWP patrollers, found that
of the 1654 cars they checked 28% had items in them!!!
The Police operation was an interesting and enjoyable experience
for the BCWP patrollers and they have expressed an interest in
doing other team tasks in the future.
As for Botany Crime Watch Patrol you will continue to see us in
patrolling your streets, car parks and malls either on foot or in
our two patrol cars.
Should you wish to Join us please contact Margaret below:
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