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January 2010
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for January 2010.


This issue features:-

  • A focus on frontline policing in Hastings.
  • Award-winning bobbies on bikes.
  • Pride week in Northland.
  • Polytechnic and crime lab work together.
  • Timor officer wins UN courage award.
  • Family violence - it's not OK!
  • New look police vehicles.
  • Police officers honoured for their work.
  • Policing an election on Pitcairn Island.
  • Timor-Leste children receive Christmas treat.
  • Helping criminals break the cycle.
  • New MoU with Corrections.
  • Youth programme key to reducing offending.

Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Operational policing

Community Edition hits the front line

Last November Community Edition Editor Anna Woolnough joined general duties officers in Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North....

A shift in the life of a sergeant

A normal shift for Hastings general duties Sergeant Kevin Stewart, more widely known as KJ, begins with a review of staff time-sheets, recommendations for leave, staff welfare and sickness issues.

Social issues trouble ‘sleepy‘ town

OC Flaxmere, Sergeant Bryan Smith leads a team of eight including five general duties officers, two community police officers and one non sworn staff member.

Community policing
Havelock North – the model community policing town

Community constables Sergeant Bob Gordon and Senior Constable Bruce Grimshaw operate model community policing in what appears to be a model town.

Family violence - it's not OK

Family violence focus in Eastern District

Eastern District police have made it a priority to protect family violence victims and their children and hold offenders accountable.

 Big things from little white ribbon

Once again a little white ribbon took up a lot of space around the country on 25 November last year.



Expo targets vulnerable local communities

A safety expo for South Asian Women and Children in Papatoetoe helped spread the message among these communities that family violence isn’t OK.

Overseas policing

 Kiwi’ Christmas treats for children in Suai

The children of Suai in Timor-Leste had a real kiwi Christmas treat when the New Zealand contingent held a party for them last month.



Timor officer wins UN courage award

Senior Constable Malcolm Parker has been awarded the United Nations Courageous Service Award after he saved a man from drowning in Timor-Leste.

Policing elections in Pitcairn

It is probably the smallest local democracy in the world – just 45 people were eligible to vote in the Pitcairn Island December election for deputy mayor and four new councillors.

Awards and honours
Staff honoured in New Year

Six staff are among the 2010 New Year Honours list.

‘Bobbies on bikes’ wins award

A Nelson initiative to reduce bike crashes while increasing police visibility has won a Cycling Advocates’ Network Cycle Friendly Award.

Policing matters
Northland celebrates with pride

Community safety came to the fore through many events in the Northland Community Pride Week in early December last year.

 Polytechnic and crime lab build win-win relationship

Software engineering students got to experience working life in the Electronic Crime Lab (ECL), as part of their course last year.



Specialist vehicles inspected

Police Minister the Hon Judith Collins and the media were invited to inspect a range of specialist police vehicles including a police concept car at Trentham at the beginning of last month.

Intervention to turn life around

Senior Sergeant Blair Burnett is helping to turn around the lives of criminals in South Taranaki through providing moral support and working with other agencies to find opportunities for them.

New MoU with Corrections

Police and the Department of Corrections have signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The document recognises the close relationship that exists between Police and Corrections and makes provision for that relationship to develop in the changing justice environment.

Youth programmes key to reducing youth offending

An International Police Citizen Youth Clubs and Blue Light Conference has inspired New Zealand Blue Light and police representatives to find new solutions to youth offending.

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