Upper Hutt Community Patrol

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TRAINING

Member training involves a range of on-line, classroom based, on the job and practical scenario training. 

Patrol Members - see the "members section" of the website for training details. 

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Pictured - Vehicle accident scene training

 

 

Wellington AIRPORT Regional COMMUNITY awards 2017

Patrollers Bill, Terry and Anthony represented the Patrol at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards in 2017; having taken out the Health and Wellbeing category for Upper Hutt. Whilst we were unsuccessful in winning a Regional Award, it was humbling to see so many deserving groups providing their services to the Wellington Region. 

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As part of the Regional Awards, Patrollers Anthony and Frank starred in a promotional video, aired for the first time at the awards dinner. 

Welly awards

Emergency services expo 2017

In 2017, Upper Hutt Community Patrol joined forces with Tawa Community Patrol, to represent Community Patrols New Zealand (CPNZ) as part of the Expo, which focused on the services provided by various Emergency Services groups throughout the Region. 

Emergency Services expo

Excellent work - painting out GRAFFITI

Upper Hutt Community Patrol, in conjunction with Upper Hutt City Council, run an on-going anti-graffiti project within the city (sponsored by Resene Paints and Keep New Zealand Beautiful Campaign), designed to ensure Upper Hutt is an attractive place to live. A small team took to the Brown Owl shops and the adjourning underpass, to make this area tidier for local residents.

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SH2 tunnel paint out   Frank painting Brown Owl shops

well done to our very own TROLLEY dollies

Going the extra mile on four wheels, took on a different perspective recently, when two of our patrollers identified a trolley graveyard blocking a local drain. After rescuing the trolleys and giving them a good hose down, the trolleys were returned them to their rightful owners.

Trolley grave yard 2   Bill the Trolley man 2
     

training event - LIVE SCENARIOS

Below are some photos from another of our recent training days, this one focussing on practical scenarios involving accidents and crime.

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THE BIG GRAFFITI paint out

A big "well done" to the team that completed graffiti eradication at Totara Park and the again at Brown Owl shops, finishing the eradication with a walkway at Timberlea.

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nEWS FOR 2016

Patroller Bill lindsay awarded local hero of the year 2016

On 5 December 2016 one of our Patrollers was awarded a "Local Hero of the Year award" at the Kiwibank "New Zealander of the Year Awards". Bill was presented with his award medal at a ceremony at Parliament.

His citation read: "Bill has been keeping the people of Upper Hutt safe through his active roles with community patrols.  Bill is secretary of the Upper Hutt Community Patrol, he has been involved as a Trustee for Hutt Safe City and is secretary for Wellington District Community Patrol."

Local Hero Bill Lindsay

PATROLLER Sonja awarded Community Patroller of the Year 2016

Sonja has been with the patrol since 2012 and ever since then has put in a sustained effort taking on positions of responsibility and patrol management including being the Chairperson for two years.  Sonja continues to be very active in fundraising and has organised a series of BBQs, which have provided much needed funds to cover significant shortfalls.  She also assists with special projects which the patrol runs around the "Anti Graffiti Theme".

Sonjas Award

ANZAC Flag Lowering Ceremony 2016

For the second time in a row (February and November 2016), UHCP are the only patrol in New Zealand to have attended the ANZAC Flag Lowering Ceremony.

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Graffiti Eradication with Serve for NZ - 2016

On 21 February 2016 joined forces with Sam Johnson and his team from "Serve for NZ" as part of our graffiti eradication project and painted out graffiti in the Kelleher Service Lane, which had been badly damaged by graffiti vandalism.

Click on the image below to view the video produced by "Serve for NZ".

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