30 September 2009
We are pleased to advise that we have approved an Insurance Policy which will cover each Patrol.
In brief the cover is $5.000.000 Public Liability and $2.000.000 Management Liability.
This is a significant financial outlay of some $9000-00 but one we feel prudent to implement.
Like all insurance we hope we never need it.
16 March 2010
I ask that you help us make our organization efficient in this vital area.
As you may be aware, the National Council of CPNZ had appointed two of its members to manage the updating of the CPNZ National Database..
As a part of this major project, the attached Quick Reference Form has been created by that team.
This form has been created for the following reasons:
It gives CPNZ a quick ‘snap shot’ of exactly how many patrollers ‘we’ as an organisation have at this time. It creates the Police requested list of contacts for each patrol.: should an event occur that requires additional support and/or manpower. so that they can maintain some basis of regular contact with each patrol. so that all CPNZ Patrol ‘call signs’ are recorded next to the correct contact number for that patrol.. It provides updated and correct information for: the National Secretary District Representatives for Patrol Contacts National CPNZ Training and Trainers to assist your Training Officer, or offer training/assistance Police Liaison Officers to contact each other for support and assistance with a wide range of topics This form can also be used to advise CPNZ (and the National Database) should your patrol have a change of officers as a result of an election or any other reason. It is important for this form that the title of each section is not changed or modified. Should you have any questions about this form feel free to discuss with your District Representative, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thanks to Carol Dickson and Dave Ross who have spent and continue to spend hours of work on this very important project.
Download: Quick Reference Form
Robert Fowler Chairman, Community Patrols New Zealand
I wanted to share with you the pleasure of signing off cheques for eighty-four of our Patrols.
A total of over $44000.00.
This money is available to our patrols, due to CPNZ securing for another twelve months, a place in the New Zealand Courts Diversion system.
This just doesn’t happen without a lot of work, and our thanks go to our Secretary for all the required applications.
The amounts received, vary from district to district, depending of course on what is obtained from the courts in that district.
This time patrols will receive amounts ranging from $16-00 to $1322-00
I know, like my own Patrol, every penny helps us do the job we have all become so recognised and respected for.
We also thank our new CPNZ Treasurer David Holroyd , for the work involved here.
All the very best everyone
Robert Fowler, Chairman
Hello Fellow Patrollers
We are pleased to advise the National Council has authorized that the CPNZ Lamp Post signs are to be distributed FREE OF CHARGE to our Patrols.
The purpose is to get the signs out of the cupboard and onto streets around New Zealand.
Numbers are limited, so it really is, first in first served.
This is a great way to let people know you’re out there.
Finding ways to promote Patrols
One such way is the project initiated by National Council Member Charles Harrison. All Warehouse stores will display on the TV monitors at each checkout, the CPNZ logo. It will also have a call to action join CPNZ message. Over one and a half million people will see the logo.
CPNZ has been successful again, in acquiring on your behalf diversion monies from the Justice system
Arrangements are for all areas around New Zealand, except Auckland and Central Districts.
This is major financing for Patrols. CPNZ is now sending some $44000-00 dollars out to Patrols.
At our AGM, Patrols put forward the suggestion that their District Representatives local costs be paid out of monies received from CPNZs Diversion payments. Patrols are to work with their District Rep Officers on the details of costs.
A motion at the AGM for diversion monies to be paid to the district was passed.
National Council member Barney Bowen sums it up with this explanation.
That diversion money received by CPNZ shall be distributed to Patrol districts, on the basis of all funds generated within each Patrol District, being paid in full to that District.
Districts may, by decision of a special or general Meeting of member Patrols of the district, allocate a specified percentage of the diversion money towards expenses incurred by the District Representative in execution of his/her duties.
Over 400 Patrollers have completed the CPNZ training by the C4 Training officers.
As Police roll out the new Digital radios, CPNZ will work closely with Police to ensure they understand the importance for communication with Patrols..
The current situation is that only Police for security reasons have access to these radios.
I wish you all safe and successful Patrolling
Robert Fowler, Chairman
This DVD tells the story of the aims and purposes of a Community Patrol.
It is very handy for explaining to new recruits and members of the public, and also valuable for assisting in securing sponsorship.
Available free of charge from the CPNZ office.
A new Police communication DVD is available free of charge from the CPNZ office.
A must for training purposes.
A handy web site for checking car registrations: http://www.carjam.co.nz
Available from CPNZ Office street signs, the same size as Neighborhood Support signs we see on poles around our streets.
Let the people know you are there.
These signs are made to last and for a pack of ten cost $100. But are FREE to Patrols.
Robert Fowler, Chairman