Police trials digital person and self-service option
Today, Commissioner of Police Mike Bush announced two trials beginning tomorrow: a new self-service option called Police Connect and a digital person named Ella.
The two services showcase the innovative ways New Zealand Police is modernising its services and will not replace any staff, services, or offices, Commissioner Bush explained.
Police urge Wellington motorists not to drive impaired
Wellington Police are urging motorists not to drive impaired, after a number of people were found driving under the influence of alcohol.
Since November, Wellington District Police has tested over 34,700 drivers for alcohol, with more than 200 drivers processed for driving with excess breath alcohol.
"This is an alarmingly high number and Police are concerned that people are putting themselves and others at risk" says Wellington District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Derek Orchard.
"For every 175 vehicles we stop, one driver tested excess for breath alcohol.