ŌTAKI COMMUNITY PATROL
WE VOLUNTEER OUR TIME TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY SAFER FOR EVERYBODY. ESTABLISHED 2013 UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF CPNZ.
HELPING THE COMMUNITY OF ŌTAKI FOR OVER A DECADE
The Ōtaki Community Patrol was established in 2013 and acts as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Ōtaki Police.
Our aim is to provide a highly visible presence to prevent and report crime and promote safer communities.
We operate both daytime and night patrols – currently providing the community with over 1000 Patroller Hours Worked and 10,000 Patrol Kilometres Travelled per year.
Our uniformed patrollers use our marked vehicle to patrol, or maintain a visible presence on foot,interacting with the public during weekdays,weekends and evenings.
Our patrol volunteers can patrol during and after natural disasters and wild weather events as required. Our patrol territory includes Ōtaki, Te Horo, Pekapeka and South Manakau areas.
The Patrol maintains strong working partnerships with the Ōtaki Police, Kapiti Council, and the local community and is affiliated to our national organisation – Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ).
If you would like to join the Ōtaki Patrol, please register your interest here.
WHO ARE COMMUNITY PATROLS OF NEW ZEALAND?
Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) is a national organisation that was formed in 2002. CPNZ is funded at a National level by New Zealand Police and New Zealand Government, with the CPNZ National Office being based at Police National Headquarters in the National Prevention Center. The CPNZ National Office supports over 5,000 volunteers in over 170 affiliated Community Patrols throughout New Zealand.
Community Patrols are organised and operated by their local communities and raise their annual operating expenses through local grants, sponsorship and donations. Each Patrol caters to the needs of its local community, Patrolling where and when best supports the local Police and the local community.
In partnership with others, we prevent crime and reduce harm through the active presence of trained patrollers. CPNZ’s vision is a New Zealand where everyone feels safe and therefore our volunteers work closely with Police as extra “eyes and ears” through intelligence and observation to assist Police and other agencies to build safer communities.
Community Patrols are independent from the Police but receive regular Police guidance, training and tasking.