Ten One No. 367 March 2013 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 367 March 2013

Welcome to the March issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we welcome new technology to the front line, see how child protection teams bust a major paedophile ring, and check out the videos helping Chinese shopkeepers stay safe.


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

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Tech-savvy vision becomes real

The distribution of iPhones and iPads to frontline staff heralds a fundamental change in the way response, investigation and community police officers will operate.

Teams join for paedophile bust

Close working relationships between a specialist unit and district child protection teams were vital to the successful bust of a major paedophile ring.


Rural staff asked to be road safety leaders

A report on drink-driving enforcement identifies positive work by police but road policing leaders still want efforts ramped up.

 

Safe-shop videos speak the lingo

Short videos in English and Mandarin are helping traders in Counties Manukau make their shops safer.

Drug arrests spark Chinese visit

Criminals trying to smuggle drugs into New Zealand from China face a challenging future after a visit by high-ranking Chinese police officials last month.

Station move a record-breaker

While Christchurch celebrated the opening of its new Central Station last month, ICT staff breathed a sigh of relief at reaching the top of a massive logistical mountain.

Insights for Timor-Leste leaders

Eight police leaders from Timor-Leste had a first-hand experience of Kiwi-style crime reduction last month.


Steering boaties from troubled water

The Prevention First focus flowed into the water over summer, with the Wellington Maritime Unit promoting water safety awareness amongst boaties.

 

Big push for Maori recruits

Sergeant Darren Paki of Palmerston North had a pressing engagement at Te Matatini, the national kapa haka festival in Rotorua last month.

Women's contribution honoured

Women from six North Island districts enjoyed morning tea at Government House in Auckland last month.

Tangi honours special leader

Hundreds flocked to the tiny Northland settlement of Matauraua to pay their respects to Sergeant Paddy Whiu, who died last month after 40 years' service.

Wheelie bad!

Auckland officers who pulled over a driver for texting in slow-moving traffic on a motorway on-ramp were surprised to see a wheelie bin hooked on to the vehicle's tow bar.

Ambassadors one and all

By Commissioner Peter Marshall

Without wishing to declare summer over, I'd like to reflect on a successful season for New Zealand Police. Over recent months we've seen many events where officers have flown the flag admirably for us.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

As I travel around the country visiting stations and talking to officers, the first subject that comes up – almost without fail – is the timeframe for the roll out of smartphones and tablets.


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