Elite police officers to target crime across nationwide in NZ First policy


Winston Peters announced the law and order measure in a speech in Whangamata today, saying the squad would be an elite unit under the command of the Police Commissioner.

The team would be made up of 56 police officers and 14 support staff.

"We believe this will put the heat on serious law breakers and most importantly, make our communities safer," Peters said.

"A unit of this size means 24/7 policing with some eight officers on constant duty... rampant outbreaks of lawlessness and organised crime are the focus.

The NZ First leader joins Ali Mau on Drive.