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|What's new in Policing|
Late March saw the district pay parade return to Counties Manukau for the first time in 11 years. Over 300 staff turned out, including 200 uniform staff and 100 CIB and police employees. They were led by a motorcycle escort, the dog section and the police pipe band.
Can Sikhs legally carry ceremonial daggers? How do you comfort a Muslim woman? What days would a Hindu not attend court?
The new Franz Joseph police station opened on 19 March. Built in the heart of the town, on land owned by the Department of Conservation (DOC), the new station is an example of the good working relationship between DOC and police.
The third station to open in as many months, Kumeū’s new purpose-built policing facility was formally opened by the Prime Minister and Member for Kumeū, the Hon John Key MP, in late March.
In the last 20 years search and rescue (SAR) has developed from an art into a science. Inspector Hugh Flower: District SAR Coordinator Tasman District and Russell (Sherp) Tucker: Assistant District Search and Rescue Coordinator Tasman District explain how SAR has developed from a skill based on local knowledge, experience, gut instinct and luck, to one that while it still incorporates traces of these elements, now has a strategic and scientific basis – improving chances of a successful outcome beyond recognition.
Eighteen years ago, at the end of March 1991, 21-year-old Connan Bolitho said goodbye to fellow members of the Tararua Tramping Club at Julia Hut. He intended to make his way, solo, through some of the most rugged and treacherous terrain in the Southern Alps, to Mt Cook.
Community boards could be an untapped resource in many police areas, says Acting National Manager of the Community Policing Group, Inspector Carey Griffiths.
Community patrols from around the Eastern District were put through their paces at a training day in Napier last month, providing the 65 volunteers with both a valuable networking opportunity and the chance to develop their skills in acting as the ‘eyes and ears’ of police.
Wellington’s very own football ‘world cup’ took place last month, when 46 five-aside teams representing a diverse range of countries took part in Wellington World Football Festival – Culture Kicks.
Two Porirua community engagement officers put themselves in front of the camera for a series of photo-illustrated adventure books for school children.
|Keeping New Zealand safe|
The Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit (CVIU) recently put their OSH inspection and investigative training to good use, when the unit brought a conviction against an agricultural contracting business under OSH legislation.
A local initiative from Dunedin Police and the Ministry of Justice (Family Court) to improve information-sharing is producing safer outcomes for children involved in Family Court hearings.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed earlier this month by Commissioner Howard Broad and Gerald Vaughan, Chief Executive of the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC), aims to build cooperation between these bodies.
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