Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Operation Fire Alarm


Northland District Headquarters
Walton Plaza, Whangärei
Thursday May 23, 2013


Police in Whangärei and Dargaville knocked on a few doors early this morning to catch up with a few people who had outstanding warrants.

The door knocking was part of Operation Fire Alarm, which aims to have police staff from many of the different workgroups out of the station and visible in the community in order to prevent crime and crash.

Thirty five staff from groups including Otangarei Neighbourhood Policing Team, Public Safety Teams (formerly known as frontline/general duties staff), Youth Services, Traffic Alcohol Group, non-sworn police employees, and District Senior Leaders.

This is the fourth time the operation has taken place and this time it focused on people who had 'warrants to arrest'.

Forty warrants were executed in Whangärei, resulting in 14 arrests.
Five warrants were executed in Dargaville, resulting in three arrests.
Along with the arrests, Police also came across a number of dogs that were in poor condition on a Tutamoe property and reported this to the SPCA.

Whangärei/Kaipara Area Commander Inspector Tracy Phillips says the operation targets volume crime offenders to reduce recidivist offending, which ultimately results in less victims of crime.

Ms Phillips says Police will continue to target those who have outstanding warrants and people who were not picked up today will still be paid a visit.

"This operation is a reminder to people with outstanding warrants to hand themselves in voluntarily rather than waiting for us to come knocking on their doors in the early hours."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

For The Birds: Gordon Campbell On The Budget

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. . More>>

Max Rashbrooke On The 2016 Budget

The best label for this year’s announcement by Bill English might be the ‘Bare Minimum Budget’. It does the bare minimum to defuse potential political damage in a range of areas – homelessness and health are prime among them – but almost nothing to address the country’s most deep-rooted, systemic social problems. Indeed the Budget hints that these problems may get worse. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news