New staff, new opportunities
Police’s extra staff will be deployed into frontline and support roles to help meet the new and increasing demands of modern policing in New Zealand.
At a glance – key initiatives
All 12 police districts will receive additional officers, but the Police Commissioner will decide where they will go. In total, the package will cost the Government $503m over the next four years - $388m for Police and $115m for the wider Justice sector – with more than $15m more to come from cost recovery measures.
Policing a year of sport
New Zealand is set for another huge year of international sport – and Police will be involved at all levels.
Help when it’s needed most
The Kaipara Harbour tragedy shocked the nation – but none more so than the New Zealand Pacific communities whose members made up all but one of the victims.
Women in Blue back on air
Women in Blue is back on our screens, with a second season of the popular reality TV programme starting this month.
10-1 from Ten 7
Police Ten 7 returns next month for its 24th series – and staff are invited to nominate cases of the week and ‘wanteds’ to feature over its 40 episodes.
Centre to promote evidence base
New Zealand Police, the University of Waikato and ESR are joining forces to establish a world-class research centre for Evidence Based Policing (EBP) in Wellington.
Safety training for front counter staff
New training is under way and stations are trialling a new front counter safety design to help staff, volunteers and the public be safer and feel safer in Police premises.
Alternatives in action
Most young offenders do not reoffend after Alternative Action – and the others reoffend less often and less seriously than before the intervention, new research shows.
Best outcomes, not bus tickets
As the government works to include most 17-year-old offenders in the youth justice system, the highest-profile advocate of change explains why it matters.
New Year Honours 2017
Two Hawke’s Bay officers who have developed and implemented a range of long-running youth, victim and prevention initiatives became Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the New Year’s Royal Honours list.
Graduates eye policing career
The ranks of the next generation of aspiring police have been boosted with the first group of graduates receiving degrees from the University of Canterbury’s new Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) programme.
Holiday haiku hit the spot
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