Build a safer Glen Eden together

Publish Date : 14 May 2024
Glen Eden safety
Board member Linda Potauaine with members of the Glen Eden Community Patrol

Together, let's build a safer, more resilient Glen Eden. 

The Glen Eden Community patrol is once again operational, thanks to the support from Waitākere Ranges Local Board. 

As a member of Community Patrol NZ, the group has been patrolling in areas spanning Glen Eden, Titirangi, and Kelston since late 2023. 

Waitākere Ranges Local Board allocated $5,000 to the group, as part of their placemaking efforts to regenerate the Glen Eden area.  

Safety first

Chair Greg Presland says: “the safety of Glen Eden is always paramount for our board. We’re pleased to help revive such a great initiative after its hiatus in 2021, to make Glen Eden a greater place to live, work and play.” 

The patrols act as a deterrent to crime and anti-social behaviour by being highly visible. 

From reassurance patrols following incidents such as burglaries or suspicious activity to collaborating with local law enforcement on initiatives such as Safer Plates and Waitākere Ranges Safety Campaign, they seek to contribute to the safety of the Glen Eden, and wider West Auckland community. 

The patrol's impact on community safety is significant. Equipped with a marked vehicle, dashcams, and surveillance lights as well as road safety gear their assistance extends beyond crime prevention, providing support during missing person searches as well as special events. 

The Glen Eden team has been recruiting and training members and more are needed. Resident and patrol member Geoff says, “There is a real sense among people that crime is going up. The patrol is a really great way to support a safer community.” 

Get involved

You can join this vital community effort too. Find out more by visiting or reach out to the Glen Eden team through their Facebook page or email to get involved.  

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