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No. 387 December 2014

Welcome to the December issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we highlight the summer road safety campaign, see why ‘pride in the uniform’ has a new meaning for Police, find out why White Ribbon has a special significance for one member of staff, catch up with our man in Washington DC and share Commissioner Mike Bush’s memories of the Boxing Day tsunami, ten years on.

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


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Help Kiwis reach the beach

The challenge has been laid down to Police staff to help keep road users safe this summer.

More than just numbers

Victims are more than just numbers – and the new-look crime statistics put them at the centre of the information we gather.

Pride in the uniform

Last time it was T-shirts and a banner. Next time it will be uniforms, dogs, horses, motorcycles, colours, a police car and a pipe band.

What the white ribbon means to me

“I wanted to help women like her and children like me” ... a staff member writes of the family violence that inspired her to join New Zealand Police.

White Ribbon - how we marked the day

On cycles, on motorbikes or on high heels, Police staff were to the fore in marking White Ribbon Day last month.

Anti-corruption agreement signed

Police has strengthened its relationship with cricket’s anti-corruption body ahead of New Zealand hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Networking on a global scale

From Arctic Canada to Tierra del Fuego, Detective Superintendent Mike Pannett has a heck of a beat.

Tough guys spread gentle message

A week on a Pacific island was no holiday for a group of sports stars in a unique Police-led programme to prevent family violence. Jane Archibald, Police’s Manager Strategic Communications, reports.

G20 - ready, willing and able

New Zealand Police’s largest overseas deployment to date demonstrated our staff’s abilities and the organisation’s commitment to playing a meaningful international role, says Assistant Commissioner Mike Rusbatch.

Memories of the tsunami

Commissioner Mike Bush was the first New Zealand Police officer to reach Phuket, Thailand, after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. As the 10th anniversary of the disaster approaches, he recalls his role in the huge international police operation that followed.


A million kids SNAP up roadshow

Police cheerleaders Bryan and Bobby are approaching a notable landmark – one million children entertained in two years.

Connecting through football

The beautiful game was played for all the right reasons when 22 teams battled it out at the New Zealand Communities Football Cup.

Innovate, communicate – and celebrate!

Innovation in Police communications was recognised with two national awards last month.

A dog’s life – in print

Young readers are getting a dog’s-eye view of policing in a new book by Wellington police dog handler Senior Constable Sue Burridge.


Engagement builds confidence

Engagement with dairies and liquor stores has boosted trust and confidence in Police in a sector rocked by the killing of a dairy owner.

Thanks to ethnic volunteer army

Police in Auckland have honoured volunteers representing 30 ethnicities.

Big-hitter takes on the best

There are plenty of big hitters in Police, but Rob Siolo takes it to a new level.

Prevention in the wind

Blustery wind could not stop the message getting through when Helensville Police held a community prevention day last month.

Johnny saves the day

Rampaging zombies! Super-villains! Better call the police – oh wait, they helped organise it.

Dogged detective’s amazing years

Detective Carole Tipler only meant to join Police for a year – 42 years later, she has retired.

Veteran’s legacy for future

Senior Sergeant Bruce Ross has retired after nearly 42 years – with the satisfaction that one of his final tasks is set to help Police and the public for years.

Pride in our new values

By Commissioner Mike Bush

As this is my final Ten One column for 2014, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the great work you're doing and to wish you all the very best for the holiday season.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Michael Woodhouse

It is a great honour to be the new Minister of Police following the General Election and I am looking forward to the challenges that come with this exciting portfolio.

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