>"Southern Communications Centre, based in >the Christchurch Central Police Station, >responsible for the South Island >9k sworn member 3k unsworn integration >with other agencies....400 stations Southern >Communications Center, based in the >Christchurch Central Police Station, >responsible for the South Island. > In addition, since 2012, front line vehicles >have had a locked box in the passenger foot->well containing a loaded and holstered Glock >17, and in the rear of the vehicle, there is at >least one Bushmaster rifle secured in a case >together with ballistic vests.
According to official police timeline it took them 30 minutes to respond because of a "Drill" going on there 2 large Stations literally 1.5-1.8 miles away, all police in the world despite drills have something called "shifts" for road officers/patrolmen/car patrol by doctrine these are never taken away from for any drill but the training if involving all eventually is done in successive waves according to a schedule.
Response time based on a rough 80mph at 1.6 miles is 1 minute and 12 seconds response time. this is from the stations not the road officers on patrol in the city....Christchurch in terms of shift patrols has a conservative 80 officers patrolling primary in high crimes central city locations such as Deans avenue where the "Mosque" is located response time on this considering immediate action 1 minute.
Explain the 30 minute gap! Explain why officers equiped on road patrols with body armor and AR-15's with ammo couldn't respond...explain.
Tarrant's "event" at the Mosque lasted from initial discovery by people he didn't shoot at 6:25 to 12:26 when he pulled out 6 minutes approx...reasonable response time for a road officer at marginal emergency speed upon communication from dispatch is instantaneous...from my calculations 15-20 vehicles were guaranteed to be within a range of response within a 3 minute TOA upon the scene.