31 Mar 2013

Police boss gives assurance over stations

9:23 am on 31 March 2013

The Police Commissioner has assured the public that no stations are being closed around the country for financial reasons.

The Labour Party says stations are being shut down because of government-imposed budget pressure.

It points to police bases at Mount Albert, Blockhouse Bay, Mt Roskill and Porirua, which it says have all been closed either temporarily or permanently.

The commissioner, Peter Marshall, says some Auckland officers are being relocated for sensible reasons and he reserves the right to consider individual stations depending on their position.

Mr Marshall says police stations are in fact being built in Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Wanaka.