Ten One No. 386 November 2014 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 386 November 2014

Welcome to the November issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see why Police recruits will be spending more time out of the classroom, find out how Police aided New Zealand’s campaign for a UN Security Council seat, check out a new strategy for countering harm caused by criminal gangs, and learn why a traveller was moved to write a truly epic letter of thanks.

You can also read Direct Line, Commissioner Mike Bush's latest blog about Police issues.


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From the classroom to the front line

Police recruits will spend more time in ‘real’ policing environments as training undergoes its biggest change in 30 years.

Our (former) man at the UN

Police contributed to the effort that won New Zealand a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Staff cross ditch for G20 duties

Police’s largest overseas deployment is under way with 212 staff crossing the ditch to support Operation Southern Cross, the policing of the G20 summit in Brisbane.

Clean sport is the goal

The team planning policing of next year’s big international sports tournaments in New Zealand is working to keep them clean.


New approach to gang harm

A new Gang Intelligence Centre (GIC) will be at the heart of a whole-of-government approach to reducing harm caused by organised crime.


Keeping it simple will help youngsters

Police and Child Youth and Family (CYF) have worked together to simplify the process for reporting children and young people missing from CYF care.

Growing network supports women’s potential

A grass-roots network is growing throughout Police to support women reaching their full potential - and everyone stands to benefit.

Countdown to lower limits

Preparations for lowered drink-driving limits are in full swing, with online training for frontline staff and a wide-ranging publicity campaign.

More victims to benefit from Act

New legislation enhancing the rights of all victims will make the biggest difference to the most vulnerable – victims of serious crime.

Rugby players sink Navy

The New Zealand Police rugby team enjoyed a win over a Navy Barbarians side in Devonport last month.

The legend of Officer Richard

Perhaps it’s our links with Lord of the Rings, but an overseas visitor was inspired to pen a truly epic thank-you after being helped by Police.

Rob’s work-work balance

Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has a tricky balancing act. For part of the week he is front man for crime show Police Ten 7, filming on annual leave days; then it’s back to work as O/C Western Bay of Plenty Child Protection Team (CPT).

For Vaughan, with love

Wellington District staff rallied in a show of support for a terminally ill colleague last month.


Hammer falls on ‘good monster’

The founder of Tauranga CIB’s celebrated charity auction says he never dreamed it would raise millions of dollars for worthy causes.


The young men and the sea

Police in Wairarapa are reconnecting young Maori with the ocean to increase safety and prevent crime.

Matters of life and death

As a former mortuary manager, funeral director and embalmer, Senior Sergeant Bruce Johnston definitely earned his nickname ‘Mort’.

A century of cooperation

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Earlier this month, I headed New Zealand Police's delegation to Interpol's 83rd General Assembly. This was a good opportunity to meet leaders of Police services from around the world and to share ideas and success stories.

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