21 Mar 2016

West Coast police review attracts 241 submissions

6:46 pm on 21 March 2016

A planned review of police services on the West Coast has attracted 241 submissions.

A police spokesperson said the plan to centralise some services in Greymouth and to axe Karamea's sole police officer had prompted a strong public reaction.

Communities throughout the West Coast-Tasman region also raised concerns about worsening police response times to crimes like burglary.

Submissions to the plan closed on 4 March, after the police extended the consultation period in response to public concerns.