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No. 369 May 2013

Welcome to the May issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we trial an advanced Taser and body-worn camera, examine how crime science can solve community problems, and see how robotic mapping instruments are helping crash investigators.

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

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Advanced Tasers on trial

An advanced Taser and a body camera are being trialled in Wellington District as possible kit to replace the current Taser.

Mobile future starts now

Nearly eight hundred Wellington district frontline staff were issued their smartphones and tablets last month - the first batch to be delivered as part of the national rollout.

Meds-to-drugs problem highlighted

Staff from a range of government agencies are preparing to combat an emerging drug trend after a heads-up at an international seminar held last month in Auckland.

Total technology

State of the art equipment for mapping crime and crash scenes is being introduced to all 12 police districts.

Time is ripe to think science

On a recent trip to New Zealand, Gloria Laycock, Professor of Crime Science at University College London, visited a town centre where students were drinking themselves paralytic.

Alcohol Act opens door to innovation

A rare opportunity for police to influence alcohol in communities is on the horizon.

Winner's dream is to embrace difference

Naomi Kumar, a Year 13 student at Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, recently won the 2013 National Race Unity Speech Award.

A bit different to Bamyan

A picnic in the park was a new experience for four families who arrived last month from Afghanistan.

Offenders on the road to better driving

Traffic offenders in Palmerston North are being given the option of swapping their fine for a road safety seminar.

Touch and go

A meeting about hot locations and hot offenders turned to a gathering of hot police officers when their monthly crime and crash meeting was held at a Southland high school.

Victims are at our heart

By Commissioner Peter Marshall

With the completion of the major part of Policing Excellence just weeks away, I'd like to stress the importance of one of the most profound changes we have adopted - Victim Focus.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

The Police crime reporting line (CRL) is going from strength to strength as it is rolled out across the country.

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