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


This issue features:-

  • A new pre-recruitment programme launched in South Auckland.
  • An adopt-a-cop scheme to promote a positive police image in schools.
  • Policing the Northernmost part of the North Island.
  • International action to assist depressed man.
  • The correct classification of military-style semi-automatic firearms.
  • Police help for ethnic business owners.
  • The new-look police website.
  • Lost cats turn themselves in at Lower Hutt police station.


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Pre-recruitment programme launched in South Auckland.

A new programme to prepare those wanting to join the police was launched at Manukau-based tertiary institution Te Wananga o Aotearoa (Wananga) in late July.

Community policing

 Adopt-a-cop scheme builds relationships with schools

Seven officers from Palmerston North and Feilding are being ‘adopted’ by Hato Paora College in a scheme that aims to improve relationships between police and students.


Northernmost officer gets communities to judge their own

The country’s northernmost police station, Houhora, is a stone’s throw from a busy fishing wharf.

Help is on its way to ethnic business owners

Proactive police help is here for those business owners needing assistance with crime prevention initiatives in a language other than English. Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services (MPES) has produced new business crime prevention booklets in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Korean, with Punjabi available soon.

Blog part of new-look website

Commissioner Howard Broad now has his own public blog.

Operational policing

International event has ‘great outcome’

Police staff in Canterbury, Auckland and Tauranga combined with an American Internet mediator last month to help find a New Zealand man suggesting he might harm himself.

 Military style semi-automatic firearms correctly classified

New Zealand Police has reviewed its interpretation of what constitutes a military style semi-automatic (MSSA) under the Arms Act 1983. This means that some firearms in New Zealand previously considered category A sporting weapons are now correctly classified as MSSAs.

Cats seek sanctuary in the Hutt

Inspector Richard (Felix) Chambers and the Lower Hutt police station he commands are building quite a reputation as a safe house for the region’s feline population.

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