Press Release – New Zealand Police
Three Waitematä police officers will be acknowledged for their long service at a special presentation ceremony on the North Shore this afternoon. Three Waitemata Police Officers – Their 42 Years Long Service Recognised
Three Waitematä police officers will be acknowledged for their long service at a special presentation ceremony on the North Shore this afternoon.
Police Commissioner Peter Marshall will make the presentations recognising each of the three officers for their 42 years of service to road policing. The event will take place at the North Shore Policing Centre.
Senior Sergeant George Hayden, Sergeant Bill Marino, and Senior Constable Peter Cranwell began their lengthy careers in the Ministry of Transport in 1969. Their road policing service continued when the Ministry merged with Police on the 1 July 1992.
All three officers are based at the Auckland Harbour Bridge Motorways Unit which was formed soon after the merger. All three are passionate about saving lives on the road.
Senior Sergeant George Hayden is the officer is charge of speed camera operations, the Community response Unit, Vehicle impounds and other road policing related duties.
Sergeant Bill Marino is a senior supervisor for TAG the Tactical Alcohol Group. When he joined the Ministry of Transport he was a motorcycle officer and soon after became a member of the MOT’s elite motorcycle instructors display team.
Senior Constable Peter Cranwell’s career has included serious crash investigations and photography. Currently he’s in traffic camera field operations.
The Waitematä Police District’s Strategic Road Policing Manager Superintendent John Kelly says its rare to have three staff members who joined within a couple of months of each other, who are still working together, and who are still contributing significant service to New Zealand Police, to the community and to road safety.