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More Police Needed Urgently

More Police Needed Urgently

New Zealand First says the problem with police resources in Auckland supports the party’s campaign to double police numbers.

Law and order spokesperson Ron Mark was responding to the Police Minister’s hollow promise that Auckland’s police force will be at full strength by the end of the month.

“The Minister continues to have his head in the sand, Auckland’s ‘full strength’ is only half the number required to get on top of crime in a city under siege,” said Mr Mark.

“The rest of the country will pay yet again for the immigration pressures in the north by providing police personnel from the under-resourced forces in their towns and cities.

“Nothing short of doubling police numbers will make New Zealand’s police a force to be reckoned with in the fight against the increasing crime rate in this country,” concluded Mr Mark.

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