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North Shore Police - Prevention First Expo 2012

Title: North Shore Police - Prevention First Expo 2012:

North Shore residents are being encouraged to attend the inaugural “Prevention First Expo” which is to be held at Browns Bay on Saturday. Co-ordinated and organised by North Shore Police the EXPO has attracted a significant number of exhibitors whose core business is “Victim Prevention.”

The core theme of the “Prevention First Expo” is CRIME/CRASH/INJURY: Members of the public will be able to directly engage with representatives from more than 20 organisations, who all have a common goal of helping the community to help themselves.

New Zealand Police will have a Booze Bus and TAG staff to respond to public interest in drink drive campaigns and checkpoints. Neighbourhood Support volunteers will be providing security advice for residents in the local community.

The New Zealand Fire Service will provide hourly displays on how to prevent and put out a kitchen fire. These reality demonstrations are always popular and well attended by public. The Fire Service Kitchen Display Unit will be present on site.

A device that is already being used by more than 150 families whose loved ones are suffering from dementia or autism and who are prone to go wandering is WANDATRACK. If they go missing from a family home or rest home the device can be activated. Individuals wearing the device can then be quickly found by Police and LANDSAR, saving time and distress to all parties concerned. The NZ Land Search & Rescue Team [LANDSAR] will be on site displaying the unique Wanda track programme.

A Plunket driveway collision demonstration will be a magnet for many parents. The demo’s purpose is to educate all families on dangers of cars around children. One in five child pedestrian deaths or injuries occur in a family’s own driveway.

"Prevention First EXPO 2012" has numerous innovative ideas for all sectors of the community on how to prevent Crime/Crash/ Injury. There are giveaways and prizes to be won including a digital electronic safe.

“Prevention First EXPO 2012" is on at St Anne’s Community Hall – Corner Beach and Glencoe Roads, Browns Bay: Starts at 0900 Hours and ends at 1600 Hours – Saturday 24 March 2012 – ENTRY IS FREE: -

Media Contact: Senior Constable Paul Donaldson Browns Bay Police – 09 478 2466



1. North Shore Community Police
2. NZ Fire Service - Kitchen Display Unit - Operates on the hour from 10AM
3. Neighbourhood Support
4. Land Search & Rescue - Wanda track Programme
5. Alzheimer's NZ
6. Net Safe
7. Water Safety NZ
8. Northern Arena Swim education facility
9. SelectaDNA - Forensic property marking
10. NZ Drug Detection Agency
11. Safety Integrated Solutions (ACC Private Provider and education company)
12. Auckland Council - Graffiti team
13. Auckland Transport Safety team -TBC
14. Gate House Locksmiths - Browns Bay
15. AGE Plus
16. Plunket Care Inspection team
17. TAG - Booze Bus Display
18. Police Volunteers
19. Driveway Collision Display Unit
20. Civil Defence
21. C.R KENNEDY Security Camera Company


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