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November 2009
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for November 2009.


This issue features:-

  • Results of public opinion survey.
  • Banks share information with police to improve safety.
  • An operation to dig stranded motorists out of the snow.
  • The launch of Crimestoppers New Zealand.
  • Governor Generals visits New Zealand Police officers in Solomons.
  • New Zealand Police's response to new Methamphetamine legislation.
  • Prime Minister John Key's visit to a youth project.
  • Police hīkoi with Murupara residents to reclaim streets from gangs.
  • Legislation to target drugged driving.
  • New unit targets criminal proceeds.
  • Bougainville recruits female police to ensure services for women.
  • Personal safety campaign wins award for officer.
  • Short film competition highlights pitfalls of drink-driving.
  • The search for Aisling Symes.
  • Changes to the road user rules.
  • International community policing similarities explored.
  • Police officer's mother knits beanies for Afghanistan.

Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Community policing

Public perception of police positive

The Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey has returned positive results for police staff for the second year in a row.

Police join anti-gang hīkoi in Murupara

In early October, police joined over 400 Murupara residents in a hīkoi through the town’s streets to claim back their town from local gangs.

Short film competition has drink-driving theme

Secondary school students from around the country got the opportunity to showcase their filmmaking talent when they competed in the inaugural National Secondary Schools Anti-Drink Drive Short Film Competition.

Community policing crosses international boundaries

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott, recently visited staff in Auckland and at PNHQ to discuss community policing. Matt held the role of Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers 2004-2007 and led the national roll-out of Neighbourhood Policing in the United Kingdom.

Officer wins award for safety campaign

Wellington Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Borrell was awarded a Safety in the City award by Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast last month.

Youth project has audience with Prime Minister

Project leader of Big Brothers Big Sisters New Plymouth, Senior Constable Paul Lampe has had not one, but two audiences with the Prime Minister in recent weeks.

Bank agreement aims to reduce crime

Police and the New Zealand Bankers Association have signed a letter of agreement to formalise their working relationship.

Operational policing

The search for Aisling

Two-year-old Aisling Symes disappeared at around 17.15 on Monday 5 October. Her mother’s attention was momentarily diverted as she struggled to disconnect a washing machine. When she looked up Aisling was gone.

 Snowed in on the Napier-Taupō highway

While the rest of the North Island snuggled down inside during one of the worst cold snaps for many years, members of Taupō and Napier police spent the night shovelling snow and evacuating hundreds of stranded motorists from the Napier-Taupō Highway.

Policing new legislation

Tougher stance on P welcome

New Zealand Police will take full advantage of enforcement and legislative powers arising from the Government’s tougher stance against methamphetamine.

Asset Recovery Unit targets criminal proceeds

A new Assets Recovery Unit will significantly enhance police capability to target the profits of gangs and organised criminals.

Be aware of Road User Rule changes

The Land Transport (Road User) Amendment Rule 2009, signed by Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, in August, outlines 24 either new or updated provisions to further improve safety and efficiency for road users.

Legislation targets drugged drivers

November 1, 2009 saw the introduction of compulsory impairment tests for drivers police suspect of driving under the influence of drugs.

Overseas policing

Governor General visits team

New Zealand Governor General, His Excellency Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, visited New Zealand Police as part of a three-day trip to the Solomon Islands in October.

Beanies for Bamyam

Children in Bamyam province, Afghanistan, will be having a warmer winter this year, thanks to the knitting and networking efforts of the mother of one of the New Zealand contingent.

Bougainville' project helps make police accessible to women

New Zealand Police is implementing a project in Bougainville to recruit and retain female community auxiliary police (CAP) officers.

Crimestoppers NZ launched

 Crimestoppers launched

The anonymous Crimestoppers NZ service is off to a good start, with most of the information received so far relating to drugs.

NZ Police

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