Māori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Māori
11 SEPTEMBER 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Taxpayers' Union says the Police need to focus on catching crooks, not spending money on rebranding Poice cars with Māori designs, as a silly PC-PR gimmick.
Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union, says, "Back in 2015 we criticised the Police for buying a ridiculous branded tractor (pictured). The gimmick was apparently to highlight rural crime and cost taxpayers $60,000."
"The Police's PR arm needs to be slashed. The money would be much better spent on catching crooks than sign writing and media tours."
"The Māori Police cars are as offensive to taxpayers as they are to Maori."
For 2015 comments, refer to: Police PR Loses the Plot - Buys a Tractor.