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May 17, 2010 | by  | in News | [ssba]

Secret Sergeant Squirrel

Don’t get paranoid… but that could actually be a cop hiding in that tree over there. And yes, they might be filming you.

While currently only underway in the Central Region, those cops might be hiding behind Wellington trees any day now.

The clandestine cops are part of Operation Centreline, aiming to cut down road deaths.

Government rules bar police from using hidden speed cameras, but Superintendent Russell Gibson told The New Zealand Herald covert videotaping was allowed.

“Is it hiding? Yes, it is, and I make no apology for that,” says Gibson.

“If I have to have officers hiding in trees to stop the blatant disregard for the road rules that is claiming lives almost daily, then that is what I will do.”

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