Ten One No. 388 February 2015 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 388 February 2015

Welcome to the February issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we meet the hands-on patron of Police’s newest recruit wing, highlight the new electronic road flare, get inside the operation which quelled Gisborne’s New Year riot, consider the organisation’s use of social media and find out who in Police earned New Year Honours.

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


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Empathy a must for hands-on patron

New Zealand Police’s newest members will get used to seeing their patron around the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC).



In shape for world cups

The recent one-day international cricket series has provided the perfect run-in for the team spearheading policing of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

New flares pass tough test

They have been run over by a truck, blasted with a fire hose and submerged in water – and still come out flashing. Now Police’s tough new electronic emergency road flares are working to make our roads safer.

Safety by any other name

However you say it, ‘Safer Communities Together’ is central to Police’s work – and now speakers of seven languages can benefit from three new crime prevention publications.

Why speed matters

Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Dave Cliff underlines the life-saving importance of enforcing New Zealand’s speed limits.

Test kits for Timor

Hospital patients in Timor Leste are set to benefit from Police’s switch to a new type of evidential blood collection kit.

Safety first on the front line

Improvements in operational capability - supported by evidence - are reducing assaults and injuries and increasing the safety of New Zealand’s police and public.

The rise of social media

Road closure to announce? Someone you need to trace? A hedgehog with its face stuck in a fast food box? Then you need social media. Amy Stewart-Badger, Media Advisor: Social Media in Public Affairs at PNHQ, looks at the phenomenon.

New Year Honours 2015

Three members of New Zealand Police were among recipients of New Year Royal Honours for their services to Police and their communities.


The thin blue line and the riot mob

With 83 injuries and 67 arrests, the riot at the Bay Watch Festival in Gisborne was a blot on an otherwise relatively quiet New Year’s Eve.


Perfect day for volcano challenge

Constable Sarah Johnston took on a truly mountainous challenge in honour of a friend’s terminally ill son.

Anton’s walk for hope

It’s a long walk from Whangarei to Wellington – but Constable Anton Kuraia has the strongest motivation.

Special honour for Police guard

The longest-serving Police guard at Government House in Wellington was honoured for his service by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

Insights into arson

When it comes to fire investigation, Auckland City District scene of crime officer Colin Melville is FIT for purpose.

Nelson rings the changes

Community Constable Nelson Pulotu was named 2014 Person of the Year by his local newspaper – an honour, he says, which reflects the community’s desire to support young people.

Major work ahead

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. Our focus this year remains on working towards our prevention and crime reduction targets and we’ll be kept extra busy as New Zealand hosts two major international events.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Michael Woodhouse

As the new Police Minister, there are a number of ‘must-do’s’ on my induction list, one of which I completed in December when I went head-to-head with the Commissioner and tested my fitness in the Physical Competency Test (PCT).

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