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Community Patroller


Wanaka Community Patrol


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Community Patrols New Zealand (CPNZ) is a national organisation that was formed in 2001. It supports over 5,000 volunteers in over 150 affiliated community patrols throughout New Zealand.

The Wanaka Community Patrol (VMCP) was set up in 2014 and are seeking volunteers. 

The role of the Community Patrol volunteer is to assist the Police and other focused agencies by: 

  • Patrolling residential, business and industrial areas to deter and discover criminal activity
  • Reporting signs of suspicious activity
  • Report to the local council or local community groups on areas requiring attention or of concern
  • Taking notes, recording and gathering information for the police
  • Watching out for stolen cars
  • Reporting graffiti and other matters needing attention by authorities
  • Helping to control crowds and assist the public at community events

.We can offer you: 

  • Full police guidance and training
  • Recognition within the role
  • Ongoing support
  • Increased community awareness and resilience
  • Experience of working closely with the police and in the community
  • Patrollers always work with a minimum of two people and full safety guidelines are covered in the training.


We are looking for people who: 

  • Are professional and consistent in activities
  • Are able to develop working relationships and be an active member of duties
  • Respect people of all ethnicities and cultures
  • Are willing to undergo a police backtground check and be of 'previous good character.'

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

We ask that volunteers can commit to a minimum of one patrol of 4 hours per month, or as often as they like to work alongside another patroller to assist the Police around Wanaka. A patroller needs to be residing in Wanaka or the surrounding areas with a minimum of a 6 month commitment, a longer commitment is desirable. Patrollers are usually required to work on Friday and Saturday evenings from 10pm - 2am. Additional community support work or training times varies

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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