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

In this issue, we look at the Rugby World Cup from a police perspective, see how new technology will make firearms training safer and highlight a case where toeprints were as conclusive as fingerprints.

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


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National News

Match fit and ready

From terrorist attacks to blocked roads and IT failures, the Operation Rugby World Cup 2011 team says every eventuality has been planned for.

CCTV provides extra eyes

Police has built a temporary CCTV network using existing cameras owned by partners such as stadiums and city councils.

Nerve centre works round-the-clock

The national nerve centre of Operation Rugby World Cup 2011 runs 24/7 throughout the tournament from a secure room at PNHQ in Wellington.

Simulator training lowers frontline risk

New technology which allows frontline staff to train for dangerous situations without risk to themselves or the public is coming soon.

Clip holsters speed access

A quick release holster system for Tasers and Glock pistols will allow staff to carry weapons more safely and easily.

Staff motivation behind winning reputation

Police was named New Zealand’s Most Reputable Government Department for the second consecutive year in a survey by NZ Management magazine, released last month.

Time ticking in Bamyan

Business continues as usual for New Zealand police stationed in Afghanistan, even though responsibility for security in Bamyan Province officially transitioned from ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) to the Afghan National Police in July.

All screens blazing for recruits

Mixing reality TV with Facebook meant potential recruits could chat with police officers during a recent documentary series on Māori Television.

Negotiation skills taught to prison officers

Negotiation skills and techniques are being taught to Corrections staff so they can resolve standoffs with prisoners with minimal police intervention.

News from Police districts

Pan-Auckland Districts form rugby union

Auckland’s metropolitan area has the highest concentration of Rugby World Cup activity with 15 games at two stadiums and four Fan Zones.

Command vehicle ready to roll

Auckland City District is the proud owner of a new, purpose-built command vehicle.

Prevention chalks up early wins

Changing the way staff think about crime is generating big pay-offs in Southern District, where dramatic crime reductions are being linked to a new, preventative approach.

Toe print trips up burglar

Prints left by toes can be as conclusive as those left by fingers, as a recent case in Waitematā proved.

Crackdown sends poachers scrambling

A Central Otago initiative is sending a clear message to poachers their activities will not be tolerated.

Signs support bus safety

Southland motorists are running out of excuses for driving too fast past school buses.

Whiteout for the thin blue line

Crazy snow scenes were recorded around the country last month as New Zealand endured three of the coldest days on record.

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