Tawa Community Patrol

Join Us!

We’ve recently had more patrols out and about especially in the afternoons in response to a couple of suspicious incidents involving local students as they make their way home from school.

But we need more help with new patrollers to come on board, for both day and night shifts.

We are recruiting for more volunteer day and night patrollers!

If you:

  • Live in the Tawa area
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Can patrol at least two x 3 hour shifts per month
  • Can attend bi-monthly training meetings throughout the year
  • Are computer & smartphone literate
  • Can pass a Police vetting check
  • Are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Full training is provided - you will be buddied up with an experienced patroller to teach you everything you need to know, and patrollers always patrol in pairs using our distinctively marked patrol car.

To find out more, click the Join Us button below, complete the form and our recruitment coordinator will be in touch to discuss further.

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Parking on Yellow Lines & Footpaths

A friendly reminder to not park on broken yellow lines, or on footpaths.

Police have received complaints of vehicles parking on broken yellow lines in Tawa.

Yellow lines are placed for safety reasons. If vehicles are found to be parking on yellow lines, owners of offending vehicles will be contacted and reminded of the laws.

Likewise, it is against WCC bylaws that vehicles park with any wheels on a footpath.

Footpaths need to be completely clear to allow safe passage by those using the foot path.

Please help to keep footpaths accessible by finding a safer place to park. This may mean parking on an alternative street or using off-street carparks - especially in some of the tighter streets we have in Tawa.

Click here for more info from the WCC website.

Wellingtonians urged to keep their vehicles safe

Police are urging the public to take precautions to keep their vehicles safe after a spike in stolen vehicles across the Wellington region since February.

“The most commonly targeted vehicles continue to be the Mazda Demio, the Nissan Tiida and the Mazda Atenza, with many of these vehicles taken so the offenders can go on a joy ride,“ says Inspector Wade Jennings, Wellington District Prevention Manager.

While Police are committed to actively investigating vehicle theft and holding offenders to account, people must take precautions to prevent their vehicle from being targeted initially.

“The majority of stolen vehicles are recovered however the unlawful taking of a vehicle is not only disruptive but upsetting for many people,” says Inspector Jennings.

  • Ensure your vehicle is locked, and all valuable items removed or concealed from view when you are not with it.

  • If possible, park your vehicle in a garage, but if it must be parked on the road, try to park in a well-lit, busy area.

  • There are anti-theft devices available for both your vehicle and trailers that will help prevent theft.

“By making your vehicle more challenging to steal, opportunistic thieves will be more likely to leave it alone.”

If you notice suspicious or concerning activity around vehicles, please contact Police on 111 if it is happening and 105 after the fact.

A special fuel discount for our supporters

Great news! Now you can save every time you fill up and support Tawa Community Patrol at the same time with Kora! Tell your friends and neighbours and they too can save and help the Patrol.

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Boost your Kora Taupua contribution and raise more funding for Tawa Community Patrol!

Kora will boost your Kora Taupua contribution by adding another 3 cents for every litre of fuel you buy from Mobil with your Kora fuel cards from April until 30th June 2022.

Great savings for you. Extra funding for Tawa Community Patrol. Sign up now!