Manukau Courier : December 21st 2010
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Wardens are keen for world cup role On patrol: Discussing the Pacific Wardens' involvement in the Rugby World Cup were, back row, from left: Inspector Willie Fanene, Auckland Council community development arts and culture manager Louise Mason, Maori Pacific and ethnic services superintendent Wally Haumaha and Auckland councillor Alf Filipaina. Front row, from left: Waitakere Pacific Warden Bill Noue and Manurewa Pacific Wardens Grace Tugaga, Fiti Tugaga, Maxine Mafoe and Amosa Kennar. Photo: DAVID TAURANGA By DAVID TAURANGA ' Because of who they are the wardens are also able to go into areas and deal with people that the police cannot. ' Inspector Willie Fanene Having Pacific wardens patrolling next year's Rugby World Cup would have huge benefits for the community, a high ranking police officer says. The police recently hosted the Pacific Wardens and Community Safety Patrols Conference in the old Manu- kau City Council buildings. During the conference the topic of wardens helping police the world cup was dis- cussed with a number of patrol teams from across the region and as far south as Tokoroa. Police Maori, Pacific and ethnic services inspector Willie Fanene says using the wardens was an idea formed between police and the Auck- land Council. Currently it is only in the discussion phase and while it's looking promising there are a number of issues to iron out first,'' he says. Once completed it will be up to the officers who are doing planning for the cup to decide whether there is capacity for the wardens. Hopefully by early next year a decision will be made. If there is a need then we will have to figure out how many will be required, whether they can be trained in time and where they will be deployed during the event.'' Mr Fanene says the Pacific wardens' role could be similar to the Maori Wardens in patrolling venues outside of games, such as the Party Central zones in the Auck- land CBD. It's unlikely the wardens will be given any legislative powers, Mr Fanene says but he doesn't think that will hin- der their work. Like the Maori Wardens they don't really need legis- lation to empower them -- it's their mana that allows them to do the things they do. And because of who they are the wardens are also able to go into areas and deal with people that the police can- not.'' If the Pacific wardens are used during the world cup it will be the first time they have served at such an event, providing the team with invaluable experience. With the growing Pacific population in Auckland and other large cities the wardens could provide an effective way for Pacific communities to work in partnership with police to make communities safer, Mr Fanene says. Manurewa Pacific Crime- watch member Amosa Ken- nar says his team is looking forward to the possibility of working at the world cup. We are looking forward to discussing the possibility more and are willing to par- ticipate in whatever way we can. But we will not be going to commit ourselves unless we have thorough understanding of what is expected of us so that we can train our teams appropriately.'' No break for prison checks Family and friends visiting prisoners over the Christmas break shouldn't think seasonal goodwill will mean staff turn a blind eye to drugs and other contraband on prison property. Mt Eden and Auckland Central Remand Prison Assistant Regional Manager Grace Smit says Christmas can be a difficult time for friends, family and prisoners but that doesn't mean we will be making exceptions for people breaking the law and bringing drugs, weapons, cellphones or other contra- band into the prison, or even on to prison grounds''. Corrections Department staff expect to see more people attempting to conceal drugs in cards and gifts posted to prisoners near to Christmas. People should be under no illusion that they will get away with this,'' Ms Smit says. All incoming mail is checked. Christmas may be a time for giving but phone-cards are a more appropriate gift idea for prisoners.'' City aims to improve CCTV use The use of closed circuit television in the battle against crime around Auck- land is to be reviewed as one of mayor Len Brown's 100 projects in 100 days. The review will look at how to better co-ordinate existing CCTV systems, most of which are owned by private businesses and agencies other than Auck- land Council. It will also investigate extending CCTV systems in association with the police, town centres, business asso- ciations and residents. The use of CCTV is a proven tool in solving crime and making people feel safer,'' Mr Brown says. We can reduce crime in Auckland by co-ordinating the way we use CCTV,'' he says. Reported crime rose in all three of Auckland's police districts last year, with the biggest rise of 6.9 percent in Counties Manukau. The CCTV review will be finished by March.
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