Friday, 22 June 2007 - 9:42am |

New staff allocated to Southern District in second wave

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The second tranche of staffing allocations, part of the 2007/08 budget, brings 25 new staff to Southern District.

Of these new staff 10 will be used to bolster the District's community approaches to crime. These will be in the form of smaller community teams focussing on high risk individuals and neighbourhoods.

A further 6 staff have been allocated to road policing. Key areas focussed on will be alcohol and speed, with specific emphasis on rural arterial roads.

The balance of staff have been allocated taking into account factors such as population, crime rates, geography, and key District priorities identified in the strategic planning process. Key priorities include alcohol misuse, family violence and youth offending and victimisation.

The following outlines Southern District's allocations:


2 sworn - Community Action Team - Dunedin

2 sworn - Community Action Team - Balclutha

3 sworn - Communtiy Action Team - Invercargill

3 sworn - Community Action Team - Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes based in Alexandra

1 sworn - District Youth Services Coordinator - based at DHQ

1 sworn - District Intelligence Manager - based at DHQ

1 sworn - Intelligence Analyst - Alexandra

1 sworn - Strategic Traffic Unit - Oamaru

1 sworn - CIU Investigator - Wanaka

1 sworn - Scene of Crime Officer - Oamaru

1 sworn - Otago Rural Serious Crash Investigator - based in Alexandra

5 sworn - District Rural Drink Drive Team - based in Alexandra

1 sworn - District Proceeds of Crime Officer - based at DHQ

1 sworn - District Resource Co-ordinator - based at DHQ

1 non sworn - District Crime Analyst - based at DHQ


Southern District Total:

24 sworn - 1 non-sworn


Superintendent George Fraser

Southern District Commander