Ten One No. 363 November 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 363 November 2012

Welcome to the November issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see what a prediction tool is telling us about violence in New Zealand, find out how one district is turning the tide of burglary and meet Police's four-legged Dutch import.

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


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Anti-violence tool flexes its muscle

Data from the first three months of Police’s new violence prediction tool raise hard questions about violence in New Zealand.

Conference urges textbook use of Taser

Police has an excellent safety record around Taser deployment but staff must continue to strive for best practice, an international conference heard last month.

Changes marked in Timor-Leste

There’s a changing of the guard in Timor-Leste as the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission winds down and a community policing programme winds up.

Welcome addition to breeding stock

The “nightmare process” of importing an animal is over. Aika, a patrol dog breed bitch from Holland, is safe and well in New Zealand.

Volunteering leads to career

Two recruits who graduated this month started their careers as volunteers with Asian safety patrols.

Staff unite to turn tide of burglary

A district-wide focus on burglary in Waikato has united staff in their efforts to bring the numbers down.

Latest team makes a full set

Two years after the first Neighbourhood Policing Teams were established in Counties Manukau, the latest one has hit the ground running.

Marking out a new way for taggers

Deterring young taggers gets them off the path to more serious crime, says Waitemata’s District Graffiti Officer, Constable Megan Cooke.

Crash victims remembered

A memorial to three police officers killed in a helicopter crash was unveiled in an emotional ceremony outside Franz Josef station last month.

Motorcades not such a cruisy job

New motorbike staff and recently-promoted senior sergeants were introduced to the fine art of motorcades last month in an exercise across Auckland.

Stops pulled out after honeymoon crash

“It’s what we do,” says Senior Constable Jacky Fitzgerald, who helped two American families after a tragic crash near Waitomo caves.

Behind the headlines

By Acting Commissioner Viv Rickard

It seems news media in recent weeks has been full of articles taking a poke at Police over our handling of investigations. I can't talk about any specific case, but some general thoughts strike me.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

Once again, Police operations have been under the microscope and “experts” have been filling the media with their own particular views.

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