Ten One No. 353 January 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 353, January 2012

Welcome to the January issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see how Wellington District responded to the balloon tragedy, reveal the technology being tested to make police more mobile, and find out why our interview techniques lead the world.


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

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Staff meet challenge of balloon tragedy

Police from across Wellington District pulled together after this month’s fatal hot air balloon crash in Wairarapa.


Prevention First to transform policing

A new strategy for preventing crime and reducing victimisation will fundamentally transform the way police do their jobs.

Driver culture key to lower road toll

Last year’s road toll was the lowest since 1952 despite a horrific spike over the Christmas holiday period.

Technology reduces element of surprise

Technology that aims to give frontline police control of information is to be trialled by staff in four locations.

Districts move in group formation

A major operation across the five Lower North districts shows how a new organisational structure is impacting the front line.

More staff asking the right questions

A programme to train specialist interviewers is going exceptionally well, says Detective Inspector Ross Grantham, Manager of Investigations Development based at Police National Headquarters.

SMART brings swift payback

Tow trucks may have to become a regular feature at vehicle checkpoints as SMART devices mean offending drivers are identified within seconds.

Staff recruited for specialist team

Police is inviting qualified staff to apply for a place in the Special Tactics Group (STG).


Confiscation numbers could be higher

Cars belonging to high-risk drivers are regularly being confiscated in Canterbury, where staff are making a concerted effort to use legislation designed to get them off the roads.

Recognition given pride of place

Staff and their achievements have been permanently recognised in eight stations.

New cops feel the burn

Recruits on a cross-country run had another reason to sweat when they came across a house fire.

Football tournament tackles family violence

Twelve teams and more than 216 players from around New Zealand converged on Auckland for the fourth New Zealand Communities Football Cup and Youth Conference last November.


Car crime fighter steps up to the plate

Cars and number plates have always stood out to Jason Smith.

Meeting the future with confidence

By Police Commissioner Peter Marshall

New Zealand Police is meeting 2012 head-on. There’s nothing we can’t confront and deal with - and deal with well. We’ve seen it with the Rugby World Cup and Christchurch; in road policing; in huge developments with our Maori, Pacific and Ethnic liaison endeavours; and our magnificent results in criminal investigations.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

It is an honour to have been appointed Minister of Police in the new Government.
Our police – deservedly – have the trust and confidence of communities across New Zealand, showing leadership and bravery every single day.


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