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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.
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.
While Acacia targeted methamphetamine networks in the North Island, Operation Granite tackled the Christchurch trade.
A one-year trial is underway in Kapiti Mana in an attempt to rehabilitate a small number of recidivist drink drivers.
Statistical 'snapshots' of crime and police activities are now being posted on the Police website every month.
A coordinated approach has been instrumental in reducing burglaries in Christchurch South, says Criminal Investigation Branch Tactical Coordinator, Senior Sergeant Greg Murton.
Several community agencies in Rodney are helping capture valuable intelligence (intel) for police.
Wairarapa has become New Zealand's first safe community region.
A Community Safety Expo in New Lynn last month helped spread safety messages among the largely ethnic minority community.
|Recruitment and training|
The New Zealand population is aging, but not as fast as the average police officer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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