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With a city centre in ruins, thousands of homes left empty, ongoing aftershocks and staff living on their nerves, Canterbury Police staff must redefine ‘normal’.
Buildings collapsed, fires raged, people were trapped in rubble and bodies lay in the streets. The 6.3 earthquake of 22 February brought carnage to Christchurch and many of its suburbs.
Police specialists in disaster victim identification (DVI) and search and rescue worked alongside Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams from the UK, US, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and New Zealand.
With 12,000 homes vacated by fleeing residents and many street lights out, there was a high risk of burglary and looting. Kiwi police officers took to the streets alongside their Australian counterparts, Defence and Fire personnel and Māori Wardens.
Lockers tipped over, a television crashed to the floor, water slopped from the fish tank and fire alarms wailed in the Southern Police Communications Centre.
Constable Todd Hilleard was in the cafeteria on level four of Christchurch Central when the earthquake struck.
Detective Chris Bell was driving through the CBD’s cordoned area on late shift, a week after the earthquake when he and his partner, Senior Sergeant Matt Emery, came across two men and asked what they were up to.
Motorcycle gangs have had a tough few months thanks to a concerted multi-agency attack on their activities.
A newly created Waikato police unit had its first success just hours into its new role following an armed standoff in Hamilton this month.
Wellington police search and rescue (SAR) and ambulance staff took their rope rescue skills to dizzying new heights in January, as they completed the Royal New Zealand Police College’s first Technical Rope Rescue course.
|Two leaders retire from Police|
|Commissioner Howard Broad and Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope began their Police careers together as members of the Joe Saunders Cadet Wing at Trentham. As they both prepare to retire on 1 April, they reflect on their 36 years of service.
Commissioner Howard Broad steps down satisfied he is leaving a Police service with the resilience and flexibility he envisaged for it.
As Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope heads into retirement, his thoughts are with the people he has served with during his 36-year career.
|OCEANZ joins global bust
Three victims of paedophilia were saved and 16 other children safeguarded in the New Zealand phase of a major international operation this month.
Behind restricted access at Police National Headquarters, four Police staff spend their days sifting through the murky world of paedophilia.
Waikato police have launched a partnership with the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise to reduce bullying in the region’s schools.
High school students are using their sharp eyes and enthusiasm to prevent and detect crime in New Plymouth’s city centre.
Bryan and Bobby are becoming an international phenomenon as their children’s TV show goes to air for a third season.
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