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National police spokesperson: Additional officers on Auckland's border a waste of resources

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Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 8:07am
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National police spokesperson: Additional officers on Auckland's border a waste of resources

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 8:07am

National says continuing to have Police officers on Auckland's northern border is a waste of resources. 

It's understood about 300 cops from around the country will be used to monitor border checkpoints after Auckland's border lifts on Wednesday next week. 

The Police Association says it's disappointing news. 

National Police Spokesman Mark Mitchell told Tim Dower it's a waste of valuable policing resource that is also needed in other places. 

“There are highly trained police officers, it takes a lot of money to train them. That’s just placing additional stress and workload on those officers that are there to fill the gap.” 

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