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June 2011
 
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for June 2011.


In this issue, we celebrate a zero road toll holiday weekend, check on Police's preparation for the Rugby World Cup, find out about the innovative Love Bites programme and see why the Highlanders are giving police work a try.

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

 

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National News


Zero road toll a welcome first

History was made on the roads this month, with the first zero road toll being recorded for a holiday weekend.

Christchurch rocks again

High visibility remains a priority for Christchurch Police following the most recent series of earthquakes in the city.

Dealing to public disorder

Police tested their riot gear and tactics as part of a programme to rebuild capability around public disorder last month.

District commanders check out neighbourhood policing

District commanders say they are impressed by the potential of neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs) after seeing them in action in Counties Manukau.

Traffic police get SMART

Two hundred SMART devices will be issued to staff by the end of this month, with another 250 to come.

World Cup prep tracking well

Police working at Rugby World Cup venues have upped their game in good time for kick-off.

News from Police districts

Patrollers pool strengths to fight crime

The Asian community of New Lynn is stepping up to protect itself from bag snatchers, robbers and other criminals.

Commissioner stands by ethnic commitment

The line-up of ethnic Police staff at the Tuan Jie (Project Unity) launch showed Police’s commitment to ethnic diversity.

Fire can’t burn these bridges

Arsonists may have torched the Highbury police base in Palmerston North but they’ve failed to burn the bridges between Police and local community. The team is standing strong and refusing to leave the damaged building.

Sights set on unsafe vehicles

Waitakere traffic police are more skilled at identifying unsafe or defective vehicles after a day’s training with VTNZ recently.

Students taught love shouldn’t hurt

Students at Onslow College, Johnsonville, creatively expressed their thoughts around healthy relationships as part of a violence-prevention programme called Love Bites last month.

Rugby pros give policing a try

Professional rugby players are testing out policing as a second career option under a new pilot scheme in Dunedin.

Social work students beef up family violence response

Victims of low-level family violence are being helped by postgraduate social work students attached to Dunedin’s Family Violence Unit.


Scoot ends in triumph

After travelling 950k from Gisborne to Christchurch on kick scooters, the last 10k were the hardest for Constables Rob Newman and Nathan Whitley.

Shoes a gift to remember

Arriving in quake-struck Central Christchurch on her road bike, Constable Anna Partridge realised she couldn’t run in cleats.

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