Communications Centres Report Manna From Heaven For Comms Centre Staff

NZPA | Wed May 11th, 2005

"The longstanding concerns over lack of staffing and resourcing in Police Communications Centres articulated by the Association on behalf of staff, have finally been recognised and staff look forward to the implementation of the recommendations made in the Independent External Review of Communications Centres released today," Police Association President, Greg O’Connor said today.

"The report comprehensively addresses staff concerns and acknowledges the huge degree of goodwill, dedication and competence shown by staff to keep the Centres operating under what has been shown to be extremely difficult circumstances" Mr O’Connor said.

The Police Association, in representing Communications Centre staff, will continue to be involved in ensuring that the recommendations are implemented and any future problems addressed in a timely manner.

The Police Association congratulates the review team for their courage and competence in producing this report.

"We welcome the extra funding being provided by Government to fix the Comms Centres. We now look forward to the Budget later this month, addressing other equally pressing issues within Police, especially the frontline district emergency response, organised crime and ’P’ problems" Mr O’Connor said.

Click here to link to the May 2005 - Communications Centres Service Centre Independent External Review "Titiro Whanui" Final Report

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