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|The Napier siege|
A black chapter in New Zealand’s policing history drew to a close with the funeral of Senior Constable Len Snee in Napier.
Len Snee’s policing passion was the eradication of cannabis
Police dog Five-O – Fi for short – spent 37 hours trapped in her van cage as bullets whistled around her.
Superintendent Sam Hoyle struggles to think of an event that compares to the siege on Napier’s Hospital Hill. The armed stand-off took place in an urban area and involved hundreds of police from across the North Island.
|Police in the news|
Inspector Mike O’Leary is reluctant to call himself a hero after rescuing two young children from a burning vehicle last month and just wants the horror of the experience to fade for him and his family.
This year’s Hamilton 400 V8 Supercar event went off without a hitch last month, with just 61 arrests over the three days.
Senior Constable Jason Todd and police dog Ila were at the cordon during the standoff with Jan Molenaar in Napier when Jason received a radio message to say they had won the national police dog championship.
Media representatives were recently given the opportunity to experience a condensed police training day at the Police College in Porirua.
|Policing the community|
Community Police Officers in Wellington have recently undergone health and safety training from Kiwi Rail so they can patrol Wellington commuter trains.
Adding that personal touch like a vase of fresh flowers from the garden at the front counter can help make a police station a more inviting environment for customers, as Rita Turner discovered as she led Nelson Station in the ‘Great Station Challenge’.
More than 1500 people turned out in Hamilton last month for the second ‘Helping Hands Day’, a joint initiative between police, the Hamilton City Council and the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Wellington students Rayhan Langdana and Ruth Corkill took home the top prizes in the national finals of the annual Race Unity Speech Award, held in Auckland in April.
The Sport and Recreation Council (SPARC) has commended a partnership of New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council and the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) for work designed to reduce the number of hunting incidents.
|Policing excellence recognised|
The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) recognised the excellence of police work nationwide by selecting three separate projects as finalists at an award ceremony held in Wellington last month.
Waitematā scooped the national prize of the Territorial Forces Employer Support Council (TFESC) Employer of the Year Award at a prestigious ceremony held in the Grand Hall at Parliament last month.
Police handover in Afghanistan
Operation Highland – the Police assistance mission to Afghanistan – is now in its ninth rotation. For the first time, the Highland 8 and 9 teams overlapped at hand over in the Bamiyan Province.
Peter Marshall was officially sworn in as Commissioner of the 1100-strong Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on 30 March.
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