Ten One No. 356 April 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 356, April 2012


Welcome to the April issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we take off with the Air Force on a joint operation, click into the new technology giving focus to front line policing, and see how school students received a dramatic drink driving message.

You can also read As I See It, Commissioner Peter Marshall's latest blog about Police issues.


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Fall in crime boosts motivation

A 4.8 percent drop in recorded crime shows New Zealand is fed up with crime and serious about getting the number of offences down, says Deputy Commissioner Mike Bush.

New powers need careful handling

Search and surveillance legislation passed last month gives police new powers, but they come with a high degree of accountability.

Youth tool simple, performs with best

A tool developed by Police to predict young people’s risk of reoffending is as effective as similar tools used internationally, an independent study has found.

Pooling intelligence makes journeys safer

Road safety took a significant step forward when a collaborative intelligence centre was opened last month by Nick Perry, Assistant Commissioner Operations.

Backroom tools focus the front line

Sophisticated new technology will help the Prevention First approach take root in districts. Two separate online tools being introduced nationally will quickly impact frontline activities.

Raro radio gives peace of mind

The Cook Islands Police Commissioner says he can sleep better at night now Rarotonga has an effective police radio network.

Cannabis hunters find their target

This year’s national cannabis eradication programme, Operation Kelly, swung into action in Central District last month with air support from the Royal NZ Air Force.

Manager hits the road

Superintendent Paula Rose, National Manager of Road Policing, is enjoying her last month in Police before retiring on 11 May.

Real life drama hits hard

Pictures on a screen turned to real life drama as drink driving messages were elaborately told in Pukekohe last month.

Expo strengthens safety networks

A Prevention First Expo attracted hundreds of North Shore locals keen to find ways to prevent crime and keep themselves safe.

Precious medal brought home

A long-lost World War I medal was successfully returned after a determined rescue operation by Constable Matt Green of Takanini and his wife Samantha Green, a strategic analyst at the Manukau hub.

Journos take a walk on the wild side

Throwing two journalists into simulator training has improved relationships between Hamilton police and their local media.

New cop digs deep

Constable Sam Scott of Palmerston North scored second place in the National Excavator Operator Competition held in Feilding last month.

Common purpose across the Tasman - By Commissioner Peter Marshall

Last month I travelled to Perth to meet the eight Australian Police Commissioners in the first of several conferences held by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).

Minister’s Word - A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

Police can always expect their actions to come under the microscope, especially during the handling of controversial operations.

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