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February 2009
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for February 2009.


In this issue we feature staff from the New Zealand Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team who flew out to help identify people killed in the horrific bushfires in South Australia. They were later joined by Police victim recovery dogs and their handlers. The team describe what they've witnessed as "absolute devastation".

Our 'focus' this month is on road safety - with a story from each of the islands to illustrate Police campaigns. In Operation Rose four central North Island Police districts joined forces over summer to tackle drink-driving. At checkpoints nearly 36,000 compulsory breath tests were taken and 297 people face prosecution as a result - getting the message across that drink-drivers will be caught.

In the South Island a five-month campaign that kicked off in February aims to make State Highway One a safer place to drive. Operation Tāhi will focus on several themes, including speed around schools, drunk/drugged driving, as well as heavy motor vehicles.

Among other topics this Community Edition features the development of a new team to tackle the exploitation of children through the internet, Fraud Awareness Week, the success of White Ribbon Day and the training of Police officers in Taser use.

Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Operational Policing

 Bushfire scenes 'devastating'

This month's devastating bushfires in South Australia drew offers of support from agencies around the country. New Zealand Police staff from the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team were quickly deployed across the Tasman to assist in the identification of people killed there.

Team to patrol cyberspace

A new team is being created to tackle the exploitation of children across the internet and other electronic means.

Fourth 'Lizzie' on horizon

After patrolling Wellington Harbour for nearly 20 years, the police launch Lady Elizabeth III – known as ‘Lizzie’ – is to be replaced with a more powerful $3.5million boat.

Wider role for campus cops in Hamilton schools

Working in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Hamilton police have launched a ‘Campus Cops’ campaign, placing officers in four strategically located schools.

Road Safety

Operation Rose sees resources pooled

There were no boundaries to policing when four districts joined forces to drive home the road safety message.

State Highway safety blitzed

A South Island-wide police operation swung into action in February. Operation Tāhi is helping make State Highway One a safer place to drive, as it cycles through key traffic target areas in a sustained five-month effort.

Community Safety

Key message - say no to scammers

Fraud Awareness Week 2009 kicked off on 2 March with the aim of raising awareness about how to spot scams, how to protect against them and how to report them (via the Scamwatch website) to keep others safe.

White ribbon success

The little white ribbon is making a big impact as communities, organisations, businesses and individuals increasingly get in behind the message of the White Ribbon Day campaign.

Police Update

 Taser training begins

'Train the trainers’ instruction has been completed in the four police districts involved in the 2007 Taser trial, with frontline training in those districts now under way.

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