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


This issue features:-

  • Police response to quake
  • Shot officer loses house
  • Constable's Kaiapoi home destroyed
  • Comms staff keep working through quakes
  • Operation Unite targets off licences and drink drivers
  • Operation Slab seizes drugs and firearms
  • Tactical training tower opens at Police College
  • New fingerprint technology
  • Wellington Child Protection Team's first six months
  • One year of Crimestoppers in New Zealand
  • Crimestoppers intel welcomed by Counties Manukau
  • Student produces drink driving DVD
  • Neighbourhood Policing Teams launched
  • Commissioner reads to Masterton children
  • Police wins NZ Management magazine award
  • Tauranga dog handler wins bravery award
  • Community project wins award
  • Police Remembrance Day celebrated


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

Julie Wilton
Subeditor Ten-One

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Christchurch earthquake

Great response - hard recovery

The effect of Canterbury’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake will be felt by the district’s police for months.

Officer 'had his three' for the year

When it comes to bad luck Senior Constable Bruce Lamb has had more than his fair share this year.

Quake 'like living a horror story'

The heart and soul of Constable Anna Stenhouse went into designing and building her Kaiapoi home seven years ago.

Rocking didn't stop Comms staff

At the best of times it’s difficult enough taking triple one calls from stressed or panicking members of the public, but even harder when you’re also rocking and rolling with an earthquake.

Operational policing

Unite shows more work needed

Operation Unite focused trans-Tasman policing efforts on preventing alcohol-related harm for 12 hours in September. Many districts targeted drink driving and compliance of licensed premises.

Operation Slab locates clan labs

A multi-district operation targeting a syndicate responsible for the manufacture and distribution of drugs has seized, among other things, a rock of “ice” or crystal methamphetamine weighing in at 83 grams or a street value of $83,000.

A towering contribution

Officers can now extend their specialist skills on the newly upgraded ‘tactical training tower’ at The Royal New Zealand Police College.

Fingerprint processes evolve

Technology is improving juries’ ability to understand fingerprint matches in the US, says international fingerprint expert Pat Wertheim.

Team celebrates a successful six months

The Wellington District Child Protection Team (D-CPT) has waded through a mass of work in the six months since it was formed, says Detective Senior Sergeant Tusha Penny.

Crimestoppers marks first year in New Zealand

As it reaches its first anniversary, Crimestoppers is going great guns. More than 6,300 reports were received in its first 11 months of operation.

Another tool in the intel armoury

Additional information from Crimestoppers has been welcomed by Counties Manukau’s District Intelligence Unit.

Community policing

Student warns peers

A Heretaunga College student from Upper Hutt has produced a DVD to help highlight the dangers of drinking and driving among young people.

Teams aim for long-term impact in neighbourhoods

Police Minister Judith Collins launched the first group of Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Counties Manukau last month.


Commissioner tells a curly tale

Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig isn’t something a Police Commissioner gets to say very often, but Howard Broad did it with style on a visit to Masterton police.

Awards and commemoration

Police 'most reputable government department'

Business leaders ranked Police as New Zealand’s most reputable government department in a survey carried out by NZ Management magazine.

Saving colleague's life leads to bravery award

Tauranga Police dog handler, Constable James “Zinny” Muir, was awarded the Charles Upham Award for Bravery last month.


Basketball brings 'a better way'

An initiative that started with a game of basketball was recognised at the Auckland City Community Safety Awards last month.

Views sought on remembrance

Police and the public are being asked for views on how deceased and injured Police employees should be recognised.

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