Ten One No. 362 October 2012 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

No. 362 October 2012

Welcome to the October issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we look at the unit which has cleaned up drugs for 40 years, visit the lab that tests writing on anything, and find out the Maritime Unit's idea of a hull of a good day.

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


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Safety more satisfying than stats

A growing collection of data confirms police performance continues to improve, making New Zealand a safer place to live.

Bureau's 40-year slice of history

Drugs and dealers keep changing but for 40 years, one unit has aimed to stay one step ahead.

Document team’s skills signed off

When handwriting, signatures, paper tears, typefaces and printers are part of a crime, the Document Examination Section offers world-class assistance.

Colleagues remembered

Thousands of Police staff and supporters gathered up and down the country on 1 October to pay tribute to fallen colleagues on the annual Australasian and South Pacific Police Remembrance Day.

Three-way alliance makes strong start

Quick wins have already been chalked up as Police, Corrections and the Ministry of Justice (Courts) look for ways to work together more efficiently.

New alarms for analogue areas

New alarms with built-in GPS technology can pinpoint officers’ locations so help can be sent more quickly.

Quantum leap for file management

What has been described as one of the biggest changes for Police in recent years - the introduction of File Management Centres in each district - is about to be completed.

Genuine care for victims will prevent crime

Following successful pilots in Tasman and Waikato districts, Victim Focus is now being introduced nationally.

A hull of a good day

It’s a good shift when you can find and return nearly $100,000-worth of stolen property before knock-off.

Different strokes for rescue mission

Innovative thinking saved the day - and probably a life - after a man jumped off Mangere Bridge last month.

Smooth criminal

An online exhibition by the New Zealand Police Museum has gone viral after one particular face caught viewers’ imaginations.

Teens step up after camp challenge

Life isn’t easy for teenagers growing up in the backblocks of rural Otago. The region has endured its fair share of tragedy in recent months, with a spate of sudden deaths involving young people.

Recruit campaign gets on track

A dramatic rescue from train tracks is highlighted in the latest installment of the extraordinary stories recruitment campaign.

Pressing matters in Rotorua

Doing press-ups in full uniform may not win a competition - but it does win the hearts and minds of those who watch you suffer.

Fitting honour for quake effort

By Commissioner Peter Marshall

I'm now more than half-way through my time as Commissioner. Since day one I've heard very positive commentary about what our men and women did in Christchurch, both directly on the frontline and in support roles. I've had glowing comments from political, religious, diplomatic and international quarters, among others.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

Tradition and ceremony are very important to New Zealand Police, and that always impresses me.

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