Kia Ora – Welcome to Kapiti Community Patrol

About Community Patrols
Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) was formed in 2002 with a mission to (along with other groups) support the NZ Police with local crime prevention, and to ensure every New Zealander feels safe in their local community.

Several times a week, our trained Patrollers volunteer their time and take to the streets of Kapiti in our marked patrol car, to help build safer communities by using Police intelligence and observation training, to prevent and report crime. Building safer communities is not always about preventing crime. As Patrollers, we are fortunate enough to be able to work with other local and government groups and receive specialised training which can help our community in times of natural disaster and other emergencies.

As and example – We recently teamed up with WREMO (Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office) and received training around their operational procedures in the event of a large earthquake (such as the M8 Alpine Fault quake which is overdue) and how we can help the community with things like water, shelter and food. Wellington Free Ambulance has also provided CPR and Defibrillator training to the majority of our patrollers which could one day help save someone’s life.

Interested in Becoming a Patroller?

Patrollers are asked to volunteer one shift per month to help keep our community safe. Shifts are run at various times of the day and week and are generally 4 hours long. Patrollers can opt in to do as many shifts as they like, however for safety, shifts must be done in pairs.

A normal patrol generally consist of driving the local streets between Paekakariki and Otaihanga as a visual presence to help deter crime. It also involves checking into the local Police station to obtain any relevant intel and taskings from Police, and then reporting crime to the Police either directly for urgent matters, or via our electronic reporting tool for historic and non-urgent events.

Patrollers also need to have a full drivers license, a clean criminal record, and must consent to a Criminal History check for obvious reasons.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, then please complete the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly- Ngā mihi

Crime effects our whole community, and in various different ways. From financial losses, to emotional harm, the end result is that we need less of it in our communities.

Kapiti Community Patrol (like most Community Patrols in NZ) is a volunteer origination. And with the rising cost of fuel, vehicle maintenance, insurance and patroller administrative costs such as training material and uniforms, we reply on the generosity of our local community and our official sponsors to help keep the Patrol on the road. The more we are out and about, the greater the deterrent exist against people committing crime in our beautiful Kapiti Coast.

If you are able to give a donation for any amount, please do so via our Givealittle Page – Thank you!

~ With Thanks ~
Kapiti Community Patrol would like to thank The Lion Foundation for providing funding for our new patrol vechile in 2024, as well as Kia Kapiti (previously known as HMC Kapiti) for supplying the vechile and for providing ongoing support and mechanical servicing our patrol car.
Without your generous support, we wouldnt be able to continue to provide a safe vechile for our patrollers to voluneteer their time and help keep our community safe – Thank you!

We would also like to give thanks to our parent orginsation (CPNZ) for funding the new vechile’s signwriting, emergency lightbar and installation.

We would also like to give a special mention to the following local businesses for supporting our patrol for 2024:
– Creative Sign Co who completed the signwriting on our new vehicle.
– Relish Cafe and Catering who have provided catering for our events