Wanaka police are seeking volunteers to join a new community
Community Constable Mike Thomas said this week police wanted
''community-minded'' people to help prevent crime by acting
as ''extra eyes and ears'' for police on Friday and Saturday
nights and ''event'' weekends.
Const Thomas said Wanaka police had spoken to Community
Patrols of New Zealand, which had 140 patrols working around
''With Wanaka's seasonal influxes, increasing tourist numbers
and a concentration of activity in our CBD at night, we
considered what approach would be best to help police in our
crime prevention activities.
''We thought this would best fit both our community needs and
our policing focus.''
A meeting to gauge public interest will be held at the Lake
Wanaka Centre at 7pm on March 27.