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Armed police patrols - the future of NZ policing? October 21, 2019

Armed police patrols - the future of NZ policing? October 21, 2019

Armed police patrols - the future of NZ policing? October 21, 2019 Armed police patrols - the future of NZ policing? October 21, 2019, 20.74 MB
Monday, October 21, 2019

Last week Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced a trial of special patrol vehicles carrying armed officers. The ‘armed response teams’ will be made up of members of the armed offenders squad and run for six months in three regions: Canterbury, Manukau, and Waikato. Some groups are wary of the announcement, saying there is no need for such a unit in New Zealand and it will only lead to unnecessary deaths. Lachlan spoke with Emmy Rakete from PAPA about the announcement.