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No. 399 February 2016

Welcome to the first Ten One of 2016.

In this issue, we find out about plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our first female police officers, join staff on the front line of the TPP protests, see how police and our partners rescued 60 people from a burning boat at sea, find out how custody staff saved a detainee’s life and hear about the new training regime for police recruits.

You can also read Direct Line, Commissioner Mike Bush's latest blog about Police issues.


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In celebration of 75 years

On 3 June 1941 ten women entered a Wellington training depot, launching a new era of policing in New Zealand. This year we mark the 75th anniversary of women in Police by looking to our future as we celebrate our history.

Legends! Patience pays at TPP demo

Thousands of protesters, hundreds of Police staff – and no arrests.

CFIT - a solid foundation

As the first recruits enrolled under Police’s new training regime prepare to join their districts, indications are the new model is a success.

Shared ideas to boost trust and confidence

Districts are contributing to a database of frontline ideas of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to boosting public trust and confidence in Police.

A ton of arrests for Ten 7

Police Ten 7 presenter Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has no hesitation in urging colleagues to use the high-rating programme to generate help in solving cases and reassuring victims.

Taser replacement and expansion continues

After the announcement in July that all first-response staff are to routinely carry Taser on duty, Police is continuing with its expansion and replacement of the Taser fleet.

New Year Honours 2016

A former senior detective and a veteran Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteer were among recipients of Royal Honours for their outstanding services to Police and their communities.

All together now - teamwork saves lives

The rescue of 60 people from a burning boat last month was a triumph of preparation and cooperation.


Public embraces Operation Tracey

The revived investigation into the 1976 murder of 13-year-old Tracey Patient has sparked a tidal wave of public interest.

Cell lifesavers praised

Manukau Police Station custody staff have been praised after saving the life of a detainee who suffered a seizure in his cell.

Honour for SAR stalwart

Senior Sergeant Brian Benn is the latest recipient of the Lou Grant Memorial Trophy, presented in recognition of outstanding work in Police SAR.

Back from the brink

In January 2014 things were looking good for Senior Sergeant John Bleackley, a 46-year-old family man who was fighting fit after 17 years as a dog handler - including AOS service – and had just left the Dog Section for promotion.

New look for a great cause

There’s life after locks for Senior Constable Toni Bean and her fund-raising family.

Toward better understanding

Detective Superintendent Hamish McCardle has extra cause to celebrate during this year’s Chinese New Year festivities – he is about to graduate with a law degree from a top Chinese university.

Powering to gold

Congratulations to Superintendent John Rivers, who picked up two weighty titles at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in Vancouver.

Progress and performance

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Over the next 12 months we’ll be busy implementing further improvements to the way we work through Policing Excellence: the Future. I know you’re all as keen as I am to see real progress in tackling the tough challenges we’ve set ourselves under the themes of Safer Families, Iwi Partnerships, Service Delivery Model and Evidence-Based Policing.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Judith Collins

I was heartened to hear that the Family Violence Disclosure Scheme has been used 14 times since it was launched in December.

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