Ten One No. 364 December 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 364 December 2012

Welcome to the December issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we unveil targets to improve the position of Maori in criminal justice and crash statistics, see how electronic eyes and ears can flag risk, and visit police officers for whom the Christmas break means business as usual.



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

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Visionary strategy sets Maori-specific targets

A new crime and crash prevention strategy, The Turning of the Tide, has a bold and aspirational vision - that all Maori will live full and prosperous lives, free from crime and road trauma.


Electronic eyes and ears flag risks

A new tool that allows police to scan public social media posts is enhancing public safety at large events.

Ready for anything on royal tour

Unpredictability was the biggest challenge for those organising security for last month’s visit of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Rugby stars push against violence

Ten ambassadors from the rugby world took a powerful message against family violence to Rarotonga last month as part of a Police-run programme.

White Ribbon a roaring success

Police staff around the country lent their support to dozens of White Ribbon community events aimed at raising awareness of violence against women.

Prevention First one year on

The one-year anniversary of the Prevention First national operating strategy deserves celebrating, says Deputy Commissioner Operations Mike Bush.

A Cop's Christmas

For many police staff, the Christmas holiday is the busiest time of year. Ten One meets a few of the thousands who carry on with business as usual.

Special honours for trailblazer

An exceptional career was honoured with a burial at sea after a short ceremony held aboard the Wellington police launch, Lady Elizabeth IV.

At our best in the worst of circumstances

By Commissioner Peter Marshall


I was taken by surprise, as I'm sure we all were, by the tornado that struck Auckland this month. When the seriousness of the event became apparent I headed to Auckland to show support for our staff who were - as always - at the centre of the emergency.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley


There have been many highlights in my first year as Minister of Police.


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