Tubby Hopkins (left) and Ian Corry, of the Dunedin South
Community Patrol, are joined by Senior Sergeant Mark
Crawford in visiting Andersons Bay residents to discuss
crime prevention yesterday. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Police are on the beat and delivering crime prevention
advice to Dunedin communities.
Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford has a simple message for
''We are actively working to prevent crime in these areas and
increase the risk for them.''
Uniformed police, the Dunedin South Community Patrol, and
Neighbourhood Watch went door-to-door in the Andersons Bay
area yesterday, delivering criminal prevention guides and
offering advice to residents.
''We speak to potential victims and talk to members of the
public to try and get them to do the basics and remove the
opportunity for offenders,'' he said.
''This is something we are looking at doing all over the
city. We have other initiatives in other parts of the city in
relation to other different crime types.
That included visits to the North Dunedin student quarter.
''We want residents to know what we are doing and offenders
to know what we are doing''.
Snr Sgt Crawford said police were investing plenty of
resources in crime prevention and ''it is a key of our
Tubby Hopkins, of the Dunedin South Community Patrol, said
volunteers enjoyed working alongside police and delivering
crime prevention advice.
Anyone wishing to join a community patrol was urged to
contact their nearest police station.