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Building Bridges: Neighbourhood Support and Police Collaborate on Community Podcast

10th July 2024 – New Zealand – Join Eileen Hawkins from Neighbourhood Support Cambridge as she sits down with Senior Constable Deb Hann, our Cambridge Community Liaison Officer from New Zealand Police. Together, they'll explore vital strategies and insights on how we can band together as a community to safeguard against crime and antisocial behavior.

Take a listen here:

"Here at Cambridge Neighbourhood Support we are always looking for ways to communicate with our community.  It all started when Dane Clarke of the Sound Lounge said he was interested in promoting neighbourhood connection and safety in his neighbourhood.  While we walked around the street meeting his neighbours, we also got talking about his business making podcasts.   Then when Dane learned that we were run by a charitable trust he generously offered to gift us a podcast session. 

Of course we were excited to try something new and naturally we offered to share this opportunity with one of our key partners, the Cambridge Police.  This generated a quick collaboration and before we knew it our local Community Liaison Officer, Deb Hann and I were together in the Sound Lounge studio.

Both Deb and I answered questions about safety from crime, Neighbourhood Support and the Police as best we could during our half hour in the studio."

– Eileen Hawkins

[Originally posted on the Safer Cambridge Trust website on 4th June 2024]


About Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Neighbourhood Support is a nationwide community led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient, and connected communities. Over 220,000 households are part of our growing network. Neighbourhood Support work alongside NZ Police and other partners to equip neighbourhoods to improve safety, be prepared for emergencies and support one another so that our communities are great places to live.

Address (appointment only)

C/O Police National Headquarters

180 Molesworth Street

Thorndon, Wellington, 6011

New Zealand

Phone - 0800 4 NEIGHBOURS (0800 463 444)

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