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No. 412 April 2017

Welcome to the April 2017 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we hear from the editor of Ten One about plans for the future; highlight the impact of both the $388 million Safer Communities investment in Police, and ten years of work which have transformed the organisation for the better; look at our staff’s actions as Edgecumbe was inundated; see what happened when an officer jumped from the Eagle Police helicopter; and find out how a personal trauma has inspired a road safety campaign.

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


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Investment for safer communities

The Government’s $388 million Safer Communities investment in policing will put more officers into every district, allow more police bases to operate 24/7 and boost the fight against organised and transnational crime.

Tackling organised crime

A taskforce being created in the Western Bay of Plenty under the investment package underlines the intent to help create safer communities by targeting organised crime.

COI – a decade of change

“I’m proud of the distance we’ve come,” says Commissioner Mike Bush. “Police is a very different organisation now compared to even 10 years ago.”

Keep moving forward

By Louise Nicholas ONZM. On 31 January 2004 I told my story of rape and abuse by members of New Zealand Police.

Water training gets real

Water training for Police recruits is getting more realistic, with a greater focus on individuals understanding their abilities and being able to make informed decisions about the risks of water-related emergencies.

Life after RAMSI

As Solomon Islanders prepare to say “Lukim iu!” – Goodbye! - to RAMSI, New Zealand is shaping its continuing support to the nation’s police.

Champion time for pipe band

The New Zealand Police Pipe Band did us proud in the National Pipe Band Championships last month.

Everybody out! Edgecumbe under water

Police staff arriving in Edgecumbe to help evacuate residents quickly found themselves involved in a rescue operation as floodwaters rose with alarming speed.

Crusaders give policing a try

From red and black to blue – a group of Crusaders players with an eye on a future policing career spent a day as guests of Canterbury Police last month.

Rollout enhances responder readiness

Police’s response capability is being boosted with the rollout of more equipment and tactical training to frontline staff.

Children first for new ministry

The launch of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki presents a golden opportunity for Police staff protecting vulnerable youngsters - and it is drawing heavily on Police expertise and experience.

We care – and so do award judges

Police’s ‘Do you care enough?’ recruitment campaign has been recognised by New Zealand’s creative sector.

Dave Cliff on the road

In 34 years in Police, Dave Cliff never forgot the horrors he saw as a young Constable at fatal crash scenes in Auckland.


Eagle - rescue from above

Six months after joining Auckland’s Air Support Unit (ASU), Constable Josh French put training into practice with his first ‘real’ jump as a rescue swimmer.


Mayor in the saddle

He’s used to being in the saddle as far as politics is concerned, but Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff couldn’t resist the real thing when he spotted our horses at the Counties Manukau Pay Parade and award ceremony last month.

Crash Bash gets message across

Road safety is close to Constable Shane Thomson’s heart – and he had the strongest motivation as he spoke to more than 20,000 teenagers over six weeks about staying safe on the road.

Everest, at the double

What’s even more of a challenge than climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest? Doing it twice - with a child on your back.

Surfing BOP

More than 80 people did battle in the waves of Waihi and Mount Maunganui in the Police Surfing National Championships last month, reports Sergeant Tristan Murray, of Papamoa.

Hockey on a roll

Eight teams competed in the 2017 National Police Mixed Hockey Tournament at Rotorua last month – the largest field yet, and a far cry from the inaugural tournament at the same venue in 2010 when just three seven-a-side teams played.

Positive and professional
By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. Ten years ago this month, New Zealand Police and the public were shocked by the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct.

Minister’s Word
A view from Police Minister Paula Bennett

Recently I went to an event in Auckland called Every Day Heroes.

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