Since our community constable, Sarah Johnston, was withdrawn from manning her office in the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall crime has slowly risen in Ellerslie.
The New Zealand Police allocated an officer for Ellerslie based in Onehunga. Gradually, over time, the police have lost touch with the inhabitants of our area who give rise to crime in our suburb. Your ERA committee have been in correspondence with MP Sam Lotu-Iiga and police minister, Judith Collins, requesting the reinstatement of a community constable to man our office from 3pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, each week.
Click to read the latest letter written by the ERA secretary to the police minister expressing our concerns.