Eyes and ears


Volunteers are being sought to help Queenstown police keep the resort’s residents, visitors and businesses safe.

The police are hosting an information night to tell people about the Queenstown Community Patrol this coming Monday, 7pm, at their Camp Street station.

Police set up the patrol two years ago to be their extra eyes and ears, reporting incidents to them, gathering information, identifying suspicious behaviour and conducting patrols.

Earlier this year, patrollers spotted a police-wanted vehicle with $50,000-plus worth of cannabis in it, which resulted in two men being arrested and charged with possession and supply.

Patrollers, who get full training, are asked to volunteer for at least four hours a month, at any time that suits them.

Anyone with queries can contact Queenstown sergeant Blair Duffy at blair.duffy@police.govt.nz.