It’s now 10 years since the Waipukurau Community Patrol took to CHB’s darkened streets, and the patrol’s volunteers have been acting as extra sets of eyes and ears for CHB’s police force ever since.
In that time the patrol has clocked up 4500 volunteer hours and 26,000km, mostly during weekends but also for community events such as the CHB A&P Show, The Festival and the CHB Sports Awards where, while hundreds of people were inside the AW Parsons Stadium wining and dining, patrol members were out in the carpark keeping an eye on vehicles.
The patrol also covers Waipawa and is fully affiliated to Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ).
Along the way it has gained sponsors:
Ruahine Motors provides the patrol with a car, car maintenance, warrants of fitness and vehicle registration, Aon Insurance provides full insurance cover for the patrol vehicle and Jewellery House and Cars CHB help with fuel costs.
Photo: Waipukurau Community Patrol members with CHB Mayor Alex Walker and community constable Senior Constable Glyn Sharp.
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Posted: 5 December 2018