Regions will see an extra 1800 police deployed through communities, the police commissioner reported today.
Police commissioner Mike Bush said it is leaping $ 298.8 million into the allocation of police services from the 2018 budget.
"I am pleased to confirm that all 12 police zones will receive a significant boost in the coming years."  1280 of the new police goes to the districts, 200 of which are aimed at gangs and drug-related crime.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said the rollout "means an increase in the number of policemen around 20%, with another 485 civilian staff offering back office support".
He said that an increase of 25 percent in the number of police officers in Northland "will make a big difference to fight the methamphetamine pest and improve security in our communities."
"Provincial cities in Waikato, Bay or Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki Whanganui and Manawatu reach between 17 and 27 percent more officers.
" And 264 new officers will be stationed in rural and urban cities on the South Island. . "
Minister of Police Stuart Nash said that the allotment would allow police to" penetrate "in lowering recidivism and reducing prison sentences.
Assignment of new police officers
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