POLICE are reminding residents in local towns where there are non 24-hour police stations, that help is often still close at hand, even if their station appears locked and there are no police vehicles in driveways.
Officer in charge at Heyfield police station, Sgt Glenn Thomson, said although there had been some recent policy changes in relation to police responding to certain jobs two-up, Heyfield police were on duty for up to 16 hours each day of the week, including weekends.
“The absence of the police four-wheel-drive at Heyfield police station only means the local police are responding to jobs or patrolling the local area,” he said.
Sgt Thomson said if people needed urgent assistance they should phone 000.
“There is also an intercom at the front of Heyfield police station that can be utilised to contact your patrolling police if there is no-one in attendance,” he said.
Sgt Thomson said his comments regarding police availability applied to non 24-hour stations across the Wellington police area and came after community concerns were raised in Heyfield.