Local communities in Auckland fear for their safety in their own homes after an elderly woman was assaulted, tied up, and burgled this week in broad daylight at her home in Papatoetoe says New Zealand First.
The operational capability and effectiveness of our Police force are being strained by budget cuts and limited resources, says New Zealand First.
Several criminal incidents that occurred in South Auckland over the weekend prove that police are seriously underfunded says New Zealand First.
With the Arms (Military Style Semi-Automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Bill set to become law next month, New Zealand First is calling for pistol grips on sporting rifles and shotguns to be officially recognised as safety features, a
New Zealand First has warned that serious problems will keep emerging while Police are not given sufficient resources to maintain law and order.
New Zealand First is concerned that the Police are hugely under-resourced and frontline officers are being put at risk due to budget cuts.
The latest crime statistics are no cause for gloating by the Police Minister who should be redoubling efforts to get more front line police back in action, says associate Law and Order spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor.
The partial revelation of the teacup tape investigations by Police today show an outrageous disregard of procedure and legal process, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Police decision on a complaint laid over the leak of sensitive material from the Government Communications Security Bureau was made before all the evidence was reviewed.
New Zealand First says moves by the Inland Revenue Department to tax Police clothing allowances should be halted immediately.
Plain-clothes officers will be collectively expected to pay more than $2 million extra in tax from July.