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Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for April 2009.

 

This issue features:-

  • Counties Manukau Police Pay Parade - a show of strength.
  • New Religious Diversity handbook will help with investigations.
  • Community Boards working with police.
  • Safer outcomes for children affected by Family Court proceedings in Dunedin.
  • Tired driver and employer prosecuted using OSH.
  • Football festival.
  • New police stations in Franz Josef and Kumeu
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) developments in Tasman District
  • The SAR search for Connan Bolitho, a 21-year-old who went missing 18 years ago.
  • Agreement with the Alcohol Advisory Board to collaborate on strategic priorities, policy initiatives and plans to reduce alcohol-relate harm.
  • Eastern District Community patrol volunteers training day.
  • Police role in children's books.

 

Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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What's new in Policing

Police Pay Parade demonstrates commitment to Counties Manukau

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.

Religious Diversity handbook helps police

Can Sikhs legally carry ceremonial daggers? How do you comfort a Muslim woman? What days would a Hindu not attend court?

Franz Josef gets new police station

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.

 Revamped station for Kumeū

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.

 

The new science behind Search and Rescue

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.

The Search for Connan Bolitho

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 Policing

Police connecting with Community Boards

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 hone their skills

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.

 Football festival

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.

 

Community police provide novel service

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

Driver fatigue - driver and employer liable

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.
Senior Constable Dave Steffert of Te Awamutu investigated the company following an accident in which a company truck crossed the centre line, colliding head-on with a car and killing a mother of two.

Keeping vulnerable children safe

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.

MOU aims for healthy and responsible drinking

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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