In November 2014, Mount Roskill resident, Taki Tuhaka, heard about Community Patrols of New Zealand and felt it was time that Mount Roskill had a patrol of it’s own. A call was sent out on Neighbourly to have a meeting with Garry Miller, the Auckland District Representative of CPNZ, attended by 3, which was followed by a meeting of likeminded Mount Roskill residents at a private home, with an additional opportunity to sign up for Neighbourhood Support. This was subsequently followed by our first Public Meeting at the Marshall Laing Primary School 2 February 2015.
A committee was formed that night with their first meeting the following week. With the help of Garry Miller, the Mount Roskill Community Patrol became affiliated to CPNZ in February 2015.
The committee members along with a few others who attended the initial meeting completed applications and were Vetted by the Police, followed by some basic training and assistance from Onehunga Community Patrol.
May 13th, 2015 saw the official Launch of the Mount Roskill Community Patrol with a ceremony at the St Giles Presbyterian Church on Dominion Rd, attended by Phil Goff, Labour MP for Mount Roskill, Parmjeet Parmar, National list MP for Mount Roskill along with members of the Mount Roskill Community Policing Team, Patrollers and Supporters. [Read Article...]
Since the Launch the number of patrollers has grown steadily enabling us to operate more patrols.
Our patrollers are from all walks of life: Professionals, Retired, Married Couples, Mums and Dads and Students ranging in age from 20- 70+.
Mount Roskill is one of the most cultural and ethnic diverse areas in NZ (Roskill at a Glance) and that is reflected in the background of our patrol team. Apart from Kiwis, we currently have patrollers from the following countries and we would welcome anyone as a new member from any part of the world.