Tawa Community Patrol

Join Us!

Join the Tawa Community Patrol! We are a volunteer group committed to keeping Tawa a safe place to live, work and play. We act as the 'eyes and ears' of the New Zealand Police and the community, with the support of Wellington City Council and our very gernerous sponsors. We are currently recruiting for more volunteer patrollers, day time patrollers in particular. If you can a spare at least 3 hours once a month and are interested in joining our friendly and welcoming team - or just want to find out more, simply click on the Join Us button, complete the form and we'll be in touch!

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Thinking of joining the NZ Police? Why not join us!

Thinking of joining the New Zealand Police? Why not join the Tawa Community Patrol as a stepping stone on your journey! We will teach you some beneficial skills including observation and reporting techniques, while giving back to your community at the same time. Click here to complete our expression of interest form and our recruiter will be in touch.

Good in the Hood - thanks!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us during May for Z Tawa's Good in the Hood campaign. Thanks to your votes, we received $989.77! This funding will go into our operational budget to keep us on the road and ensure we keep doing Good in our Hood!

2018 Tawa Community Civic Awards

This year's Tawa Community Civic Awards took place in the Tawa College staffroom on Thursday 7 June. We're pleased to announce that our patrol received one of the awards that evening. It was accepted on our behalf by TCP Trustee & Patroller Brett Gillies.

Our citation reads: "The Tawa Community Patrol currently consists of more than 40 unpaid volunteers who have gone through a training programme prior to undertaking twice-weekly night patrols of the whole Tawa area. They now carry out daytime patrols as well. Their aim is to detect and curb vandalism, graffiti tagging and other potential problems, preferably before the damage is done or crime committed. In a nutshell, their role as a volunteer organisation is to help make Tawa a safer community by acting as an extra set of eyes and ears for the New Zealand Police. The patrol has been in operation in Tawa for ten years and has the support of both the Wellington City Council and the Police. It has very much proved its effectiveness during this time."

Also receiving an award at the same ceremony were two of our own members - Robert Tredger & Mal Fyfe - for their extensive service to the community of Tawa.