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Honda Civic Type R joins NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force have taken possession of a Honda Civic Type R as part of a sponsored social media partnership with Honda.

Honda Australia has supplied the NSW Police Force with a Civic Type R for use by NSW Police as part of its Eyewatch social media iniative. According to the NSW Police, this initiative “has become an important communication tool for connecting people with their local police and encouraging them to be active participants in making their communities safer”.

Honda Civic Type R Joins NSW Police Force

As NSW Police has done with many other brands, including Porsche and Audi, the Honda Civic Type R will be used to draw attention at community events.

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In making the announcement, Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, said, “Honda Australia is delighted to partner with the NSW Police Force and take an active role in raising awareness of the Eyewatch program to help make our communities safer.

“The Civic Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding driving experience in the hot hatch segment. It has proven to be immensely popular with customers, enthusiasts and the motoring media, so we’re positive the NSW Police Force will find it to be a great community engagement tool.”

Honda Civic Type R Joins NSW Police Force

The Eyewatch program was created in 2012 to connect local communities with police via social media. NSW Police uses Eyewatch to offer crime prevention and safety tips, seek community assistance to help locate missing or wanted people, and provide advice and information on local crimes, incidents and emergencies.

Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar APM, Commander of the NSW Police Force Capability, Performance and Youth Command, said, “The generosity of Honda Australia in providing this sponsored vehicle for 12 months also means it has the added benefit of being no cost to the tax payer.

“The eye-catching design of the vehicle will hopefully be a great conversation starter while on display and get more people, especially younger people, more comfortable with approaching their local police,” Assistant Commissioner Cassar added.


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.