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The business communities of New Zealand can help the Police Managers’
Guild Trust make a real difference to local communities.
How? By sponsoring the Trust
The Trust has two key objectives
The Trust produces booklets that contain information that
assists victims of crime and helps prevent crime. Over two
million journals have been distributed free to homes throughout
New Zealand. The number of publications delivered to homes
in any one area is directly related to the level of support
generated from each individual business community.
- Educate New Zealanders with useful information that
helps people avoid becoming victims of crime
- Provide funding to groups dealing with victims of crime
and crime prevention programs
The booklets are widely recognised and serve the needs of
business people, support groups, government and the general
The Trust has returned over three million dollars to community
groups in need of support.
Support the Managers Guild Trust by becoming a sponsor
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LETTER FROM DAVE MONTGOMERY, CHAIRMAN
OF THE POLICE MANAGERS' GUILD TRUST
The Police Managers' Guild Charitable Trust was established in 1997
to fill an identified community need for quality crime prevention
advice. Senior Police Officers throughout the country coordinate
the Trust. Its activity is based on the philosophy of ‘safer
communities together’, designed to foster a close and
ongoing working relationship with the community.
New Zealand has started into a major new era of drug abuse.
We are faced with a greater number of drugs than ever before,
and they are easier to get.
The Police noticed a big change in 2000, when methamphetamine
– known as the party drug ‘P’ – appeared
on the scene. It is chemically based, does not require importing,
can be made at home and the ingredients are readily available.
And most disturbingly, it is very addictive.
P was a factor in the killings of youngster Coral-Ellen Burrows
in Featherson, and at a Returned Services club in Auckland.
P is also linked to an increase in family violence.
Overseas suppliers have made links with ethnic and motorcycle
gangs in this country who handle the local distribution.
These drugs are not likely to be sold at ‘tinny houses’
but by people who know people, just like cannabis used to
be. Users are more likely to be supplied their drugs by sex
workers, strippers and bar bouncers.
Trafficking has become well organised. Couriers, mainly from
Asian countries, bring P into New Zealand hidden in suitcases,
strapped to their bodies and inside their bodies, and in
hollowed-out objects. Some traffickers are being caught at
our airports but this country is a target for international
drug criminals because the market is so lucrative – the
profits are high and ethnic gangs, who control the local
supply, keep the prices up.
Mobile phones and internet banking help suppliers and dealers
in their financial transactions. Drug money is being laundered
in casinos, where the cash is placed then withdrawn a few
minutes later as winnings.
New, legal, herbal-based drugs have also appeared and are
being sold legally as energy pills. How dangerous they are
is not yet known. They are banned in Sweden, the United States,
and in some Australian states. The Police look at them as
possible gateway drugs to harder, illegal drugs.
The Police Managers’ Guild Trust booklet on drugs and alcohol
has been produced to help acquaint parents, at-risk teenagers
and concerned individuals such as youth workers and teachers
with the facts about drugs. We have focused on methamphetamines
because they represent a major change in the New Zealand
New Zealand Police want to reduce the supply of illegal,
harmful drugs and make our community safer. Armed with the
right information, we hope you can help.
You can become involved in the programme by helping generate
funding for the production, printing and distribution of
the booklet simply by placing your business name, logo and
details alongside that of the Police Managers' Guild Trust in the
form of a visual display space, or alternatively through
a business sponsorship in our ‘Compliments of a Friend’ section.
The number of journals placed in homes in an area is directly
related to the level of support generated from the business
Please take the time to consider our proposition carefully
and if it is something you decide may be of benefit or if
you have any questions or queries regarding this programme
please communicate with me.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to further communication
Chairman, The Police Managers’ Guild Trust
PS. We need your help to support the programmes
for drug and alcohol prevention! Act now, your support makes