Crime Prevention: A safer Manukau for alL



A major focus for Business Manukau is the need to ensure that the local business district is a safe environment for all who work, shop and do business here.

In response to our members’ needs and priorities, we maintain a strong focus on crime prevention, largely through our dedicated Crime Prevention Manager Teresa (Tess) Maunsell - who has experience as both a New Zealand Police Sergeant and within the security industry.  Should you need help with any of the following, please contact Tess on the Crime Line 09 263-9537:

  • Advice on crime prevention and conflict management.
  • Free security audits of your business premises using the NZ Police-endorsed audit system.
  • Instigation of CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) measures to decrease crime in your community.
  • Reporting of graffiti and tagging for removal within 24 hours of it being reported.
  • Reporting of illegal dumped rubbish, unattended cars, damaged signs and other council related matters.
  • Regular Crime Alert emails in response to current offending.
  • Liaison with NZ Police about community safety.
  • Installation of CCTV cameras in Manukau hotspots to decrease crime and increase safety.
  • After-crime support and advice.

In addition, Tess has noted a number of other security areas in which Business Manukau can play an effective role, protecting its members and their interests.  Some ongoing issues include walk-in thefts of handbags, cash and tools, and the presence of unwanted people on private property day or night.