Ten One No. 394 August 2015 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 394 August 2015

Welcome to the August issue of Ten One.

In this issue, Commissioner Mike Bush lays out the thinking behind the decision to allow some frontline officers to routinely carry Tasers; we highlight the moving ceremonies to inter the remains of 33 people; look at the state of play regarding psychoactive substances; check out some news from the Pacific; and find out about a high-tech solution to high-value theft.

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


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Taser – safe, effective, necessary - by Police Commissioner Mike Bush

The decision to allow routine carriage of Tasers by all level-one responders is about enhancing the safety of our staff and the public.

Better by design

The National Prevention Centre (NPC) and Service Design Centre (SDC) are working together to enhance Police’s initial response at family violence incidents.

A respectful farewell

Beneath clear blue winter skies, Police said a respectful farewell to 33 of the 37 victims of crime or misfortune whose remains have lain in the New Zealand Police Museum’s collection.

Top dog bows out

As a child, Brendon Gibson met Miska, New Zealand’s legendary first police dog.Miska bit him.

Vehicle rescues made easier

Frontline staff are being issued with a small gadget which could make a big difference in rescues from vehicles.

Psychoactive substances: The national outlook

Psychoactive substances remain in our communities more than a year after Operation Recall – and the specialists at the National Drug Intelligence Bureau (NDIB) are urging frontline staff to remain alert to their presence.

Thumbs up for Helpem Fren

New Zealand Police staff were in the thick of things as the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) celebrated its 12th anniversary with a community day last month.

Thanks Victor!

For six years Constable Victor Sihung of Bougainville Police Service (BPS) has worked alongside New Zealand Police personnel, providing valuable links with local police and communities.

Magnificent tartan tribute

A descendant of the first New Zealand Police officer slain on duty has praised the “magnificent” gesture which has seen his great grandfather honoured on the other side of the world.

Agreements boost community links

Police and New Zealand’s rugby authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to keep organised crime out of our national sport.

Dots put thieves on the spot

As car thieves use increasingly high-tech methods to steal valuable vehicles, detectives are turning to high-tech methods to stop them.

New home for historic stones

The foundation stones which had pride of place in two Christchurch police stations are destined for a place at the new hub of policing in the Garden City.

An attitude of gratitude

When Mike Ormsby joined Police in May 1966, Country Calendar was new on TV, the Maori Queen was succeeding her father and the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel were jostling for the number one spot.

Exciting role ahead for new AC

Superintendent Andy Coster is preparing to step up into the new role of Assistant Commissioner Strategy and Transformation later this month.

Partnership for prevention

Partnership and persistence paid off in reducing an alarming death rate among holidaymakers on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Back in recovery mode

Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff is back in Christchurch – and again aiding the city’s recovery.

Erebus honour presented

A radiographer who helped the investigation into the Erebus air disaster has received an award.

Beyond the Blue - Busy as a beekeeper

When he’s not protecting users of Dunedin Airport, Senior Constable Brice Horner is working to protect even busier fliers – New Zealand’s honey bees.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Michael Woodhouse

I was pleased to support the recent decision by the Commissioner for Tasers to be routinely carried by level-one response staff.

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