There will be a lot more police officers on Auckland’s streets within a few months.
The largest intake of cadets for the city in 40 years start their training on Monday.
The 80 extra constables will be a huge boost to policing numbers in Auckland.
The new staff will be spread across Counties Manukau, Waitemata and Auckland city districts and will mean more staff on the front line responding to calls from our community, holding offenders to account and keeping people safe.
The new recruits were a diverse group including those with Maori, Pacific, Asian and New Zealand European backgrounds.