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Police PR Loses the Plot - Buys a Tractor

Police PR Loses the Plot - Buys a Tractor



Responding to the Waikato Times report that Police have purchased a tractor for ‘raising awareness of rural crime’, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:

“This is the most bizarre crime-fighting tool since Police got Twitter. ‘Raising awareness’ doesn’t help the victims of crime.”

“At first we thought this was some sort of search and rescue asset. In fact it’s a PR gimmick to drag around A&P shows costing taxpayers up to $60,000.”

“The cost is probably equivalent to a junior constable. This tractor might make for good photos, but it is little consolation to that rural victims of crime whose cases go unresolved.”


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