Newmarket’s new Police base officially opened its doors to the public today.
The base was opened this morning in a private ceremony led by Auckland District Commander, Superintendent Karyn Malthus.
Superintendent Malthus said the official opening had been some time in the making due to COVID-19 delays, however “good things take time”.
“Opening a new station or base is no easy feat, but with the help of many hands, we can be thankful that we now have this new base to Police from,” she said.
“We are now right in the heart of bustling Newmarket which provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with the community.”
“Along with more modern, fit-for-purpose facilities, being in the centre of the commercial district gives us greater opportunity to quickly respond to incidents – even by foot.”
Just 1km away from the original station on the corner of Middleton and Remuera Roads, the new Teed Street station has been equipped with modern, new equipment and has plenty of space to accommodate everyone, Supt Malthus said.
The front counter will be attended between 8am and 3pm on weekdays, allowing members of the community to report crime or speak directly to a Police staff member if they have any concerns for their safety or need Police support.