Police Association: Police need to be armed in increasingly dangerous environments

Publish Date
Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 4:34PM
Armed police in special vehicles to be on regular patrol. Photo/NZ Herald

Police Association: Police need to be armed in increasingly dangerous environments

Publish Date
Tue, 12 Nov 2019, 4:34PM

The President of the Police Association says the sad fact is that unless things change, it's only a matter of time until Police carry weapons at all times.

A six-month-pilot of armed police patrols was launched in October in response to the Christchurch terror attacks and escalating gang violence.

Chris Cahill told Simon and Phil the conditions NZ police are facing are becoming increasingly dangerous, and unless things change it may be inevitable having armed police full time.

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