Community Patrols New Zealand - Queenstown

Security/Public Safety - Patroller

Organisation summary:
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.

Community Patrollers are volunteers working closely with Police as extra “eyes and ears” to assist Police and other agencies to build safer communities. More information can be found here:

The Queenstown Patrol (QNCP) was set up in 2017 and we are currently recruiting volunteers. 

Main tasks:
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. 
- Taking notes, recording and gathering information for Police.
- Assisting at accident and crime scenes.
- 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. 

Time commitment: 
Patrols – minimum volunteering required is at the very least, one patrol of 4 hours per month, or as often as they like to work alongside another patroller to assist the Police around Queenstown and Arrowtown. A patroller needs to be residing in Queenstown or the surrounding areas with a minimum of a 6 month commitment. 

Special requirements: 
Our Patrollers will be required to carry out a police background check and be of 'previous good character'.

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 carry out a police background check. 

We can offer you: 
- Full Police guidance, training and tasking. 
- Recognition within the role.
- Increased community awareness and resilience. 
- Experience of working closely with the Police and in the community.