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No. 381 June 2014

Welcome to the June issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see a new high-vis look being trialled on the front line, highlight the part police can play in saving lives on the road and look behind the scenes of the psychoactive substances recall.

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

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SRBA goes high-vis

The days of struggling to retrieve equipment from under a high-visibility vest may be numbered as a frontline trial of high-vis SRBA options gets under way.


Effective road policing saves lives

Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff is highlighting to staff the importance of their work in preventing road trauma to slow New Zealand’s mounting road toll.

NCCC brings opportunity

The new National Command and Coordination Centre (NCCC) at Police National Headquarters presents a great opportunity for districts to keep the Executive and wider organisation informed about their good work, says the centre’s manager.

Total Recall for legal highs

Ensuring psychoactive substances were cleared from the shelves last month presented a huge logistical challenge for Police and partner agencies involved in Operation Recall.

Good dogs!

There were notable firsts and seconds for competitors at the national Patrol and Detector Dog Championships last month.

Digital pioneer logs off

Maarten Kleintjes has set his sights high for retirement. Maarten, former manager of the Electronic Crime Group, is aiming to get a commercial pilot's licence and work for an international aid agency.

Queen's Birthday honours

Commissioner Mike Bush has congratulated his predecessor Peter Marshall and three other serving or former Police members who received recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this month.


Rotorua’s new place of safety

Rotorua police are working from their long-awaited new station – and are very happy to be there.


Garden with a difference

There is more than food growing in a Gisborne community garden.

Diver's international award

Police diver Constable Geoff Bray has received an international award for training responders in what to do when rescue becomes recovery – and how to do it compassionately.

Not in our community

A campaign against gangs and drug dealing in one of Christchurch’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods has reduced recorded crime by nearly one-third, given local people their community back – and scooped a national award.

LSV - blood, sweat, tears and hope

The Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course is a learning experience for trainers and trainees alike, says Senior Constable Willie Walker, Police mentor on a recent course in Auckland.

Cycling for Charlie

Saddle sore but triumphant, six Canterbury staff rolled into Christchurch last month after an epic cycle and run from New Plymouth.

First-hand view of history

Inspector Richard Middleton retires this month after a 33-year Police career which has included more than one brush with history.

New beginnings

By Commissioner Mike Bush

June 28 marks the start of Matariki, the Maori-Pacific New Year. It's a time of new beginnings as well as a time to reflect on what's gone before and what lies ahead.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

There may have been talk about Big Brother, but it was fantastic for the public to glimpse the inner workings of Police with the opening of the National Command and Coordination Centre (NCCC) in Wellington.

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