Niue Police Department has added two new additions to their vehicle force.
The arrival of the C-130 Hercules aircraft on Monday afternoon this week transported the two 2023 Toyota Hilux vehicles which were fully outfitted in New Zealand, says Chief of Police Tim Wilson.
“The Police vehicles were provided by the Pacific Islands Prevention Programme administered through the NZ Police International Services Group and funded by MFAT.”
A short handover program was conducted on Tuesday morning at the Fonuakula police station, where three New Zealand Police Officers who also arrived on the Hercules were present for the handover. This included Inspector Dave Rose, Senior Sergeant Jodie Lawrence and Senior Sergeant Terry Laws.
NZ High Commissioner Helen Tunnah and the Minister of Social Services Sauni Tongatule were also present during the handover, where the Minister, on behalf of the Niue government, gratefully accepted the new vehicles.
Government officials, staff, and police also welcomed the new vehicles for the island’s police department.
“Niue Police are very thankful to NZ Police for the assistance. Our police fleet has been very problematic for some time now and these new vehicles will assist Niue Police in providing necessary services to Niue,” says Chief Wilson to BCN News.