Ten One No. 384 September 2014 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 384 September 2014

Welcome to the September issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we read a police officer’s account of the historic apology to Tuhoe Iwi; find out about assets taken off a drug gang; say ‘Talofa lava’ to some Pacific neighbours; learn what the Race Relations Commissioner thinks of Police’s approach to diversity; and see how an American artist has been turning mugshots into art.


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

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Hard questions, good grace

Constable Rowan McKinlay-Sadgrove, of Rotorua, was present as Commissioner Mike Bush delivered an apology to the Tuhoe community last month. Here she writes of the experience.

Talofa lava neighbours!

Around 90 New Zealand Police officers travelled to Samoa to support policing of this month’s United Nations Small Islands Developing States conference.

Open to diversity

Police’s “open, honest, transparent” attitude to diversity underpins a valued relationship with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), says Race Relations Commssioner Dame Susan Devoy.



If it works, use it

A Centre for Policing Research is being established to identify what police tactics and strategies work and to help frontline officers and supervisors deliver safer communities.

Ambitions fulfilled

Ray Van Beynen’s childhood ambition was to join Police – and the career has never disappointed him, providing “a number of experiences of a lifetime”.

Artist brings criminal past to life

Faces from Police’s past have been brought back to life by a portrait painter from the other side of the world.

A year of positive change

Superintendent Craig Tweedie left Police last month after seeing one of the biggest changes of his tenure as National Manager Police Prosecution Service (PPS) successfully bedded in.

A credit to New Zealand

Veterans of New Zealand Police's first international peacekeeping operation gathered this month to mark the 50th anniversary of the deployment to Cyprus.

Happy birthday AOS

The sun shone and the crowds turned out for a rare chance to get up close to the Armed Offenders Squad at the centrepiece of national celebrations of the squad’s 50th anniversary last month.

Stamp pays dividend

In the case of Operation Stamp, the old saying that good things take time could not be more true.

Art with heart

Visitors to Hamilton Central Police Station’s cells are getting a message from deep inside the justice system – in the form of 12 paintings by inmates from Waikeria prison.

Finding the right words

Positive communication is a police officer’s first tool – and sergeants in Waitemata have been trialling a training package to ensure they are never lost for the right words.

Choir’s stadium gig

Counties Manukau staff were on song when they performed at a recent Warriors match at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.

New home for musicians

The Auckland Police Pipe Band has been invited to perform at next year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo – and there will be no excuse for not sounding perfect.

‘I would do it all again’

When Doug Brew first stepped out from Taranaki Street Police Station in 1967, Wellington had just two patrol cars and officers carried “radios the size of beer crates”.

Ally shapes up

There’s more to Senior Sergeant Ally Ealam than usually meets the eye…

Proud tradition overseas

By Commissioner Mike Bush

New Zealand Police has a proud history of deployments overseas.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the election is looming, and that gives me a great opportunity to reflect on my three years as Minister of Police.


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