The Addington Police Office
was formally known as the Halswell Community Police House. This house
was set up as a community base following a criminal gang blowing up
a police leased dwelling. The house was rebuilt and local volunteers
responded to staff it. In 1994 the house was sold and the office transferred
to its current site in Addington Mall.
Ten volunteers work half a day each week in the office, attending to
the reception and telephone. They provide a link with the community
assisting the Addington Community Constables so he can attend to matters
in his area. The volunteers have a wide range of person skills, many
serving with other community groups such as Victim Support, Samaritans
volunteers are always welcome in either role, in assisting Sydenham
Police. Volunteer application forms are available from the Sydenham
Police Station, 15 Stanley Street, or Addington Police Office, Addington
Mall, 300 Lincoln Road.