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Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for November 2010.

This issue features:-

  • 111 texting launched
  • Emergency services staff spread 111 texting message
  • Using text 111
  • Labour Weekend road toll
  • Database tracks violent and sexual offences
  • What they said about the arming issue
  • Police use Twitter
  • Family safety teams work with high-risk families
  • Public confidence in Police increases
  • Tramping with Limited Service Volunteers
  • Te Papa hosts Ōpōtiki murals
  • Bougainville Aquathon and Triathlon
  • New Zealand Police visit Tokelau
  • Domestic violence conference in the Pacific
  • Police wrestler competes in Commonwealth Games

Read Commissioner Howard Broad's latest blog about current issues affecting policing.

Julie Wilton
Subeditor Ten-One

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111 texting

Emergency text service launched

Registered Deaf and hearing impaired people can now text 111 if they have an emergency.

 

Sign language helps emergency services spread the message

Three emergency services staff have helped explain the emergency 111 text service to the Deaf and hearing impaired community in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

How text 111 works

Deaf and hearing impaired people who can’t use a phone to call 111 can contact Deaf Aotearoa (www.deaf.org.nz).

Operational policing

Long weekend road toll ‘terribly sad’

All eight road deaths over Labour Weekend were avoidable, says National Manager Road Policing, Superintendent Paula Rose.

Database links offences across time and distance

Violent and sexual offences committed by the same person may appear to have little in common, but research shows underlying themes will be constant.

Arming issue hits headlines

The arming of police was vigorously debated in the media last month at the time of the Police Association’s annual conference.

Tweeting cops give insight

The realities of everyday policing are now being shared with the public through Twitter.

Community policing

Teams target families at risk

Families most at risk of serious harm or homicide from family violence are now the main focus for the six Family Safety Teams operating throughout the country.

Confidence and safety perceptions up

Public trust and confidence in Police have increased for the second year in a row.

Adventures with Field Exercise Two
by Sara Stavropoulos, Public Affairs, Police National Headquarters

At 7am on a cold and rainy September morning, I made my way out to the Youth Development Unit (YDU) at Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt.

Ōpōtiki murals at Te Papa

Vibrant murals painted by the young people of Ōpōtiki are being featured at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

Police overseas

Kiwis inspire youth

Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day was celebrated with a difference this year in Buka, with 3000 spectators lining the streets to cheer on competitors in the inaugural Bougainville Children’s Aquathon and Open Team Triathlon.

Tokelau back on the New Zealand Police radar

New Zealand Police made its first official visit to Tokelau for more than 80 years last month.

Domestic violence under spotlight

Four years of work around preventing domestic violence was brought together at the Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) Conference in Nadi, Fiji last month.

Sian back from the Games

Police ICT Business Services Clerk Sian Law finds it hard to describe exactly how it felt to compete at the recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

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