UCOL lecturer and tutor Cecelia Kumeroa designed the artwork, Dr Marty Vreede laser-cut the stencil, and art tutor Leigh Anderton-Hall worked with the students to produce the stencil for Safe As Houses, which will be launched at St Mark's on the Puriri St - Kowhai St corner on Monday.
Constable Mark Stroud said having UCOL design students involved in the Serial Number Action Project (Snap) sticker and the stencil had been great.
More permanent signs of the hand were attached to power poles in the Puriri area yesterday.
Mr Stroud said the team had been given permission by Wanganui District Council to stencil footpaths and power poles in the Puriri area.
"We use fluorescent paint so the stencilled hands will be temporary."
The Safe As Houses project is designed to beat burglaries and stop the trade in stolen property, and it brings together Operation Snap, Crimestoppers, SelectaDNA and the Neighbourhood Support Group.
Source: Wanganui Chronicle
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