Warkworth police will be on patrol every minute of the day following the implementation of a 24/7 roster Officers from Warkworth, Wellsford and Orewa came together last month to celebrate the change and recognise its value to the wider community.
Rodney Area Commander Bruce O’Brien was present at the gathering and said the new system would provide a better service.
“It should certainly increase confidence in the community that we will be able to respond to any incident, in a timely manner,” he said. “This area has definitely shown the population growth to justify expanding the service here.”
Warkworth Police Sergeant Mark Stallworthy said the 24-hour roster will allow his team to carry out tasks they couldn’t before.
“We have a number of people we monitor on bail, and now we can check they’re at the correct address during the night,” Sgt Stallworthy said.
“We can also provide first response help in Wellsford if there’s an incident during the night.”
The 24/7 roster consists of five shifts with three officers on each shift.