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No. 410 February 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we consider the announcement of extra staff for Police; find out what made an officer nearly weep with anger; see what happened when an offender confronted Police’s champion dog team; highlight the huge effort to engage with Pacific communities after the Kaipara Harbour tragedy; check out the dedicated work which put the brakes on a repeat speeder; and look at the argument for raising the age of youth justice.

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


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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


to our Holiday Haiku

competition stars.

Tragedy averted for lucky 13

When Constable Sheryll Pearce stopped a people mover on Auckland’s Northern Motorway, what she saw made her so angry she nearly wept.


A champion track

“I’m going to ******* shank you”. Advancing from the car roof, along the bonnet, screwdriver outstretched, the offender seemed in no mood to comply.

Teamwork puts brakes on biker

A speeding motorcyclist who activated the same safety camera at least 17 times was slowed down by good teamwork by the Police Infringement Bureau (PIB), Road Policing and Intel staff.

For the love of dogs

Brian and Annelisse Yanko love dogs.

Custody suite on the move

Offenders arrested in Auckland will find themselves in new surroundings from later this year.

Students for prevention

Wellington District is deepening its engagement with its booming student population through an International Student Ambassador programme.

Minister’s Word
A view from Police Minister Paula Bennett

A very happy New Year to all of you. I hope that some of you have managed to take a bit of a break over the festive season. To those of you who’ve been working during this hectic time, special thanks to you for keeping us safe this silly season.

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