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August 2010
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for August 2010.


This issue features:-

  • Hoax email doing rounds
  • Acacia tackles organised crime ring
  • Methamphetamine operation in Christchurch
  • Police target repeat drink drivers
  • Monthly crime statistics on website
  • Wairarapa becomes first safe community region
  • A month on from the Christchurch shooting
  • Officers amazed at support
  • Coordinated approach reduces burglaries in Christchurch
  • Community included in tasking and coordination
  • Police recruitment to target younger people
  • Symposium highlights Police research
  • Research award for Raggamuffin policing
  • New police schools open
  • Wellington officer wins Unsung Hero award
  • Safety expo reaches ethnic minorities
  • Bryan and Bobby named Variety ambassadors

Read Commissioner Howard Broad's latest blog about current issues affecting policing.

Julie Wilton
Subeditor Ten-One

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Operational policing

Ignore hoax email

An email quoting Ten-One and warning about a suspicious character targeting women on service station forecourts is a hoax and should be ignored, says Community Policing Manager Police National Headquarters, Inspector Carey Griffiths.

Acacia follows the money

The Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ) is making its mark on the organised crime landscape going after the business end of the drug trade as well as the dealers.

Granite hits Southern meth trade

While Acacia targeted methamphetamine networks in the North Island, Operation Granite tackled the Christchurch trade.

Recidivist drink drivers targeted

A one-year trial is underway in Kapiti Mana in an attempt to rehabilitate a small number of recidivist drink drivers.

Monthly snapshot of crime launched

Statistical 'snapshots' of crime and police activities are now being posted on the Police website every month.

Drop in burglaries follows more focused approach

A coordinated approach has been instrumental in reducing burglaries in Christchurch South, says Criminal Investigation Branch Tactical Coordinator, Senior Sergeant Greg Murton.

Community helps capture intelligence

Several community agencies in Rodney are helping capture valuable intelligence (intel) for police.

Community policing

Region working in partnership

Wairarapa has become New Zealand's first safe community region.

Safety messages spread

A Community Safety Expo in New Lynn last month helped spread safety messages among the largely ethnic minority community.

Recruitment and training

Experienced workforce to receive injection of youth

The New Zealand population is aging, but not as fast as the average police officer.

Schools of practice launch new education approach

Five schools of practice have become the new face of training for Police and were launched during a special opening ceremony at The Royal New Zealand Police College in late July.

Research moving Police forward

The two yearly Police research symposium at the Police College in Porirua last month gave police staff a chance to catch up on the latest evidence-based research, discuss case studies and share best practice.

'Better and better' approach wins research award

A study of improved policing around Rotorua's Raggamuffin music festival won the Crime Science award for Senior Sergeant Brent Crowe at last month's Police research symposium.

Community recognition

Courage and concern hallmark of Christchurch shooting aftermath

Phenomenal public support along with caring family, friends and colleagues is boosting the recovery and spirits of Christchurch Police staff following last month’s shooting, which injured two officers and killed police dog Gage.

Support overwhelming

The Christchurch team really appreciate the support they have received from so many people, following the shooting last month. Commissioner Howard Broad, Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope and Police Minister Judith Collins have visited and talked with staff since the shooting. Emails and messages of support have flooded in from police staff and partner agencies throughout the country.

Work helping children recognised

Senior Constable Dean Gifford from the Wellington Metro Crime Unit is one of five winners of the New Zealand Herald's Unsung Heroes 2010 awards announced last month.

Bryan and Bobby named celebrity ambassadors

Constable Bryan Ward and his canine sidekick Bobby have been named as ambassadors for Variety, The Children's Charity. The pair join a range of kiwi celebrity ambassadors including Hilary Timmins, Suzy Cato, Mark Wright and Ewen 'Westie' Gilmour.

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