Cook Islands Security (CIS) patrol service owner Chris Denny (front) with his team back in 2020. His new patrol cars are expected to be ready by January 23. 23011721 /CIS
A month ago Cook Islands Security (CIS) patrol service had decided to end their services.
But good news has prevailed for CIS owner Chris Denny and his team.
security service will relaunch the 24/7 patrol team to provide protection of
the tourism industry from Monday, January 23.
Islands Tourism Industry Council president Liana Scott has
welcomed the good news and says: “I have been waiting for a new proposal from
him, but any additional security on the island is fantastic!”
had earlier stated that the presence of any additional visual security services
assists in reducing the crime rate, whether it be additional bars on a window,
cameras or physical presence like the services that CIS was providing.
patrol team will be for the Accommodation Sector only focusing on protecting
holiday accommodation properties.
services would include regular monitoring and patrolling of premises,
preventing potential risks of property breakage and damage, deterring drunk and
returned to Rarotonga around 2018 and established the security company.
he had 80 per cent of accommodation owners on board and 20 per cent stayed on
after Covid to keep the business going.
has acknowledged the tourism industry for showing their support to have the
patrol service team back.
new vehicles are to be badged up this week and back on patrol next week.
visible security patrol presence is the most effective in crime prevention
within a community.
New Zealand and Australia security companies are contracted by Police for many
things including protecting crime scenes so as not to waste valuable Police
said everyone would benefit from Police and Tourism investing in Security hours
to keep crime low and our animals under control.
added he has trained staff who are ready to get back on the field. He says four
dog rangers and eight patrolmen will be required to run the 24/7 operation.