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No. 378 March 2014

Welcome to the March issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we meet Commissioner-designate Mike Bush, find out that the giant carrot isn't the only sculpture of note in Ohakune, and look at preparations for the forthcoming Royal tour.

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

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Ready for the challenge

As he prepares to take on Police’s top job, Deputy Commissioner Mike Bush says the organisation can reflect on many achievements - but there is much work still to do.


National command hub on way

Police is set to open an exciting new chapter with the launch of the first permanent National Command and Coordination Centre (NCCC).

Police prepare for Royal tour

Planning is well advanced for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to New Zealand next month.

Registrations open for AOS 50th

Police is inviting registrations from former Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) members as it prepares to celebrate the squad’s 50th anniversary later this year.

Waitangi - policing with personality

The word for Waitangi 2014 was kotahitanga, or togetherness, writes Police Senior Media Adviser Mere Wilson Tuala-Fata, who attended the celebrations for the first time and whose father Albie Wilson policed at Waitangi for many years.

‘Scam’ video does the trick

A Police video to help older New Zealanders avoid scammers’ tricks has had more than 2500 views by staff and the public.

For meritorious service

The first Police Meritorious Service Medals were presented this month to four serving members and the families of two recipients of posthumous honours, in recognition of their outstanding service to Police.

Phoenix rises - ten years on

Ohakune is famous for its giant carrot, but it was a sculpture of a different sort which occupied local police last month.

NPT rings the changes

Policing is helping turn things round in a former burglary hotspot - thanks to community involvement and getting the basics right.

Strong together against bullies

Police on the West Coast have been working with an internet health and safety expert and other agencies to take an anti-bullying message into schools.


Win bows out with pride

"I like to think I've made a difference in some way," says Superintendent Win Van Der Velde, who retires this month as Waikato District Commander.


Who you gonna call?

If you'd been struggling on the Challenge Wanaka ironman course, you might have found it reassuring to see Constable Jono Leach coming along with the work phone number - 111 - pinned to him.

In good hands

By Commissioner Peter Marshall

I'm delighted with the appointment of Deputy Commissioner Mike Bush as Commissioner. He is a person of integrity, energy and ability who will serve New Zealand Police and the public extremely well. My heartiest congratulations to him.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

The identity of the new Commissioner of Police has been the subject of much speculation over the past few weeks, so I was pleased to make the announcement that Mike Bush is to step up from deputy commissioner to the top job in April following the retirement of Peter Marshall.

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