Stories from the community

Read about crime prevention initiatives and stories from rural communities.

Current Initiatives

Police are running a two-year trial to increase reporting and reduce crime in rural North Canterbury – the Rural Lookout Crime Prevention Trial.

Police are working with Federated Farmers, Farmers Mutual Group (FMG), Neighbourhood Support and Community Patrols to support the trial.

The trial includes all members of the Waimakariri and Hurunui rural communities including farm owners and workers and lifestyle block owners and residents.

Read more about the trial and results to date in

In the news

[30 Jan 2023] Working together to reduce rural crime rates | Farmers Weekly

[20 Dec 2022] New rural policing strategy launched | Farmers Weekly

[13 Dec 2022] Police roll out changes for rural staff | Newsroom