A professionally based community patrol initiative using specially selected members of our contracted service provider (First Security) where we have pairs of ‘Host’ circulating throughout Palmerston North’s CBD during most at risk times of Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The SafeCity Host’s tasks under Police operational control are:
- Situation Prevention (alters behaviour through the presence of authority)
- To immediately report offending and early risk situations to Police (via Police radio)
- To intervene where necessary and appropriate to mitigate harm to others.
- To be eyes and ears for Police and the community (Council) – reporting SafeCity.
This program is acclaimed throughout NZ as a success story. We achieve effectiveness equal to or better than any and at a cost substantially less than any other program in the country. Our acknowledgment and thanks for the financial support provided by the Palmerston North City Council