New patrol car hitting our streets

 

North Harbour Community Patrol (NHCP) has doubled its patrol efforts to help keep the community safe. A new second patrol car is not in operation, thanks to their major sponsor North Harbour Hyundai, along with generous support from Harcourts Cooper & Co, Benefitz and the community.

 

When most of us are tucked up in bed, North Harbour Community Patrol (NHCP) volunteers are out on tasked missions from Waitemata Police, looking for suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary. They help to identify stolen vehicles, patrol liquor ban areas and make sure our young people are having fun while keeping safe.

 

The North Shore is a huge area for one patrol team to cover, so the second vehicle will be of great benefit.

 

Last year, NHCP undertook a big fundraising effort for a second patrol car. At the Murrays Bay wharf ‘Birdman’ event in 2020, two patrollers Erica Stanford MP and Hibiscus Bays local board member, Alexis Poppelbaum (pictured below) took to the air with a make-shift patrol car.  It didn’t win any awards for flying distance, but the community generously sponsored $9,000.

 

 

They also had a major sponsor North Harbour Hyundai come on board, along with Harcourts Cooper & Co and Benefitz.

 

NHCP is a Charitable Trust that relies entirely on funding from grants and the generosity of the community to keep their patrol efforts going. They have about 40 volunteers ranging in age from 21 to 71 and they are always looking for more.

 

One of their key volunteers and committee members is Gren Purchase, a local Mairangi Bay and Campbells Bay resident for over 30 years. So if you can commit to 4 hours a month – there are both evening and day patrols - they would love to hear from you.

 

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www.northharbourcommunitypatrol.org.nz