What we do
Where we patrol and how
Patrols are not a part of the police force but we do work very closely with the local police in supporting and protecting our community.
Patrollers do not get directly involved in police actions and never see themselves in any situation that is best handled by experienced police officers.
The value of a patrol is at its greatest when simply reporting incidents to the police that might prevent harm to the people and property of their community. We do this with regular vehicle patrols of the whole Upper Hutt area, concentrating on areas that are of particular concern to the police.
Often the patrols take place through the night, although we do provide patrolling services to local events also. Large public gatherings such as parades, fireworks and outdoor concerts are examples of these.
The Upper Hutt Community Patrol carries an AED (automated external defibrillator) in its vehicle at all times it's on the road.
Upper Hutt Community Patrol is an incorporated society.