Ten One No. 385 October 2014 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 385 October 2014

Welcome to the October issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we mark Breast Cancer Month by talking to two senior officers about their experience of cancer, highlight how ideas from the front line are helping plan Police’s future direction, see how fresh thinking can help officers responding to calls involving people with mental health issues, and find out why our road safety experts have been in India.

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


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The survivors’ club

As New Zealand marks Breast Cancer Month, two senior officers talk to Michelle Carlile-Alkhouri, of Police Public Affairs, about cancer, survival and the importance of prevention first in matters of health.

Bright ideas from the front line

Ideas from the front line – thousands of them – are guiding the development of Policing Excellence the Future, the next stage of Police’s evolution.

Training proves its worth

A new approach to training and close working with the Health Ministry are informing Police's response to the growing number of calls involving people with mental health problems.

Make stand on abuse, chiefs urged

Pacific police chiefs are being urged to make a stand on the region’s high levels of sexual abuse and violence as they meet in Auckland this week.

Safety help for Indian roads

New Zealand Police has been sharing road policing expertise with India’s most populous state.

Into the blue

Sergeant Bruce Adams hangs suspended in the gloom, proving there’s nowhere too cold or dark for the National Dive Squad.

Lest we forget

Staff around the country came together at Remembrance Day ceremonies to remember absent friends last month.

Kiwis help island victims

New Zealand Police staff have played a leading role in improving service to Solomon Islands sex assault victims and their families.

Biometrics hit the road

Police will soon be able to electronically scan fingerprints and take digital photographs of suspected drink-drivers at the roadside with a system known as Booze Bus Biometrics (BBB).

Bringing agencies together

As he prepares to spend up to 12 months at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard says there will be more opportunities for senior officers to share their skills with partner agencies.

Deputies welcomed to top table

The newest members of the Police Executive have been farewelled by their districts and welcomed to PNHQ.

A good first impression

Frontline staff may get used to visits from Police’s new head of HR.

Prosecutions team on the front line

The Police Prosecution Service (PPS) is on the front line of changes affecting New Zealand’s Justice Sector, says new National Manager Superintendent Mike Johnson.

Street-level prevention

Prevention and reassurance were the key words when Counties Manukau Police took Operation PR to the streets.

Absolutely, positively Waikato

On becoming Waikato District Commander in June, Superintendent Bruce Bird said he was looking forward to the challenge. He was not disappointed.

Double win for Blue Light team

Taupo’s Blue Light members are celebrating a double success with the Taupo committee and one of its members winning prestigious national awards.

Island drivers given a lift

Waiheke police are helping young drivers meet the cost of getting legal.


Really out of the blue

It’s called the Ride Out of the Blue – and for Inspector Dave Glossop, the name could not be more appropriate.

A matter of records

“I love working with records and put on my CV that I enjoy a challenge…” Little wonder that Tracy Kenavan was called upon to help review all Wellington District’s historic files.

We’re designing the future

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Policing Excellence the Future is well under way. Dozens of workshops have been held around the country involving hundreds of staff and generating thousands of ideas. The Policing Excellence team are now working through these to develop a number of themes.

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