New Zealand launches first mobile police station

Wellington, Sep 28 (IANS) New Zealand’s first custom-built mobile police station was launched on Monday, the media reported.

Police said the station-in-a-van will make it easier for people, especially those without transport to access officers.

It will be used across the Wellington district, but there are possibilities of similar mobile police stations to be used in other districts as well.

Senior Sergeant Derek Orchard said the new van would benefit communities across the district.

“This mobile police base is a huge asset for our district. It enables us to get out into our community and really connect with our community and work together to make a difference,” he said.

Orchard said the concept was unique and had been in the works for about two years.

“It’s a complete set up, it’s fully sufficient, so we’re able to go anywhere and meet all of the needs of the community. This is the first of its type and I’m hoping to make it a very successful operation.”

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