Police are inviting the Cambridge community to take part in a community engagement day to be held early next month.
The event will be a great opportunity for the community to come and meet their local officers and learn about the city’s new police center.
The new base opened in August and is the first to be developed under the partnership agreement signed between Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) and the New Zealand Police to support the construction of modern police facilities, sustainable and community-minded across the Waikato.
On Saturday, November 12, the public is invited to visit the base and hold a kōrero with its local police officers.
The whole concept of the new base was to create a sense of welcome, says Will Loughrin, commander of West Waikato Region.
“The whānau room is a key feature of the new hub, which provides a collaborative space to engage and work with community partners to better support youth issues, family harms, mental health and our own staff to respond to diverse community needs. ”
The community engagement day will also include presentations from various working groups, showcasing different aspects of policing.
“Policing has changed dramatically and this is a great opportunity for the public to understand what a modern police service looks like.
“We really want the community to come join us and enjoy this new space.
“This is a welcoming space where everyone can feel safe and we are absolutely committed to providing the best possible policing service to our community.
“We have easy access to the main city center and suburbs of Cambridge, giving us the ability to connect with the community and respond quickly to incidents.”
The counter at the new station is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Members of the public can report a crime or speak directly to a member of police staff during these hours if they have concerns for their safety or need police support.
Location: Cambridge Police Station
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Address: 2 Fort Street, Cambridge, 3450