Planning for more Police in Counties Manukau, 2009
Counties Manukau District (CMD) policing operates in a difficult and complex environment. Policing results on a wide range of key indicators are below the national average and Government has committed to providing 300 additional staff to the district. In recognition of this, the Deputy Commissioner: Operations has initiated a planning process to ensure Police management and staff are best placed to utilise the additional resources and deliver on the high expectations the public rightly have of their police. Once this report has been signed off by the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner: Operations a Resourcing and Implementation Plan will be drafted for approval and action.
The project has adopted the view that the gap between supply and demand needs to be addressed with a three fold approach, namely by (a) increasing productivity (b) reducing demand and (c) the provision of additional staffing.