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Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for October 2011.

In this issue, we measure the drop in recorded crime, catch up on policing in post-quake Christchurch and find out why Waikato criminals are in hot water.


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

 

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National News

Crime trends down, trust up

The latest crime statistics show recorded crime continues to drop, with recorded offences decreasing 5.8 percent over the last year.

Public confidence keeps climbing

People’s confidence in Police and their sense of safety continues to climb steadily, according to this year’s Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey.

Welcome fall in violent crime

A national reduction in murder and family violence-related offences shown in the latest statistics is extremely encouraging.

Minister congratulates staff for holding firm

A view from Police Minister Judith Collins

The fiscal-year crime statistics confirm what many New Zealanders already know: our police are doing a terrific job in the fight against crime.

 

Weapon allocation next step

Firearms and Tasers are to be allocated to the places and people that need them most as part of an ongoing project to make them more accessible to response staff.

Harrowing evidence presented

Police played key roles in two major hearings last month - the coronial inquiry into the deaths of Christchurch earthquake victims, and the Royal Commission on Pike River.

Trial brings countries closer

The successful prosecution of an Auckland taxi driver’s murderer by Chinese authorities has strengthened links between Chinese and New Zealand police.

No frills guide to Policing Excellence

The way police officers do their jobs is undergoing a radical transformation through a programme of work called Policing Excellence.

News from Police districts

Crims hung out to dry

Waikato criminals who make a living out of stolen goods found themselves in hot water as Operation Persil went district-wide last month.

Car challenge brings buzz

The dangers of modified vehicles were brought home to Whangārei high school students when a modified Subaru Impreza was towed on to school grounds.

Fitting escort for Sir Paul

A dignified Police presence contributed to a sense of gravitas at the state funeral of former Governor General Sir Paul Reeves in August.

 

Staff put earthquake rubble to one side

More than a year after Canterbury was struck by the first of two major earthquakes, the district’s staff have established their new normal.

Tough test on the Auckland waterfront

Warm weather and a carnival atmosphere made the Fan Zone on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf the place to be on the opening night of Rugby World Cup 2011.

Officer exposes sex slavery horror

A Kiwi detective has published a book about his harrowing time working undercover to rescue women and children trapped in the global sex industry.

Colleagues remembered

Thousands of people from Police and the wider community joined ceremonies around New Zealand to mark Police Remembrance Day on 29 September.

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