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June 2009
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for June 2009.


This issue features:-

  • Police hunting man-eating crocodiles in the Solomon Islands.
  • Handbag safety in Mount Maunganui
  • Touch rugby with the homeless.
  • Operation Life - traffic tickets save lives.
  • Graffiti booklet gives practical advice on how to deal with and prevent graffiti.
  • Alcohol -The Law Commission President sees first hand its impact on policing.
  • The ACC provides funding for five projects aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.
  • Police and DSAC agreement to improve sexual abuse care.
  • Police join Charities Commission in bid to prevent criminal activity.
  • The Commissioner gives his view on why police shouldn't routinely carry firearms.
  • Auckland Airport Police play their part in protecting our borders
  • Police recognised for bravery and excellent service.


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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The impact of alcohol on policing

Law Commission President gets first hand experience of dealing with alcohol-related crime

The Law Commission took a hands-on approach to understanding the impact of alcohol on police’s role in the community recently when Commission President Sir Geoffrey Palmer accompanied police on two night shifts in central Wellington and Nelson.

Police and alcohol-related incidents

In a typical day, based on the statistics in the National Alcohol Assessment, averaged over 365 days

Intervention can break the pattern of alcohol-related crime

The National Alcohol Assessment, the first research of its kind specific to New Zealand, has identified alcohol consumption as a key driver of offending and victimisation. The assessment also indicates that targeted interventions by Police and other government agencies can have a positive impact in reducing alcohol-related incidents.

Operational policing

 Commissioner's view on arming police

The death of Senior Constable Len Snee was deeply felt by police officers of all ranks, all over the country.



Traffic tickets save lives

Ticketing does make a difference – and it helps catch criminals, says Inspector Hugh Flower after an independent evaluation of Operation Life. As Manager of Road Policing and Operation Services for Tasman, Hugh kicked off Operation Life five years ago. In 2002, Tasman District had the country’s highest number of road fatalities.

Focus on airport policing

 Airport police role - diverse and interesting

More than 13 million travellers passed through Auckland Airport in 2008. The Airport police team based in the international terminal play a significant part in ensuring that those travellers, the people who deliver and collect them from the terminals, as well as the thousands of airport workers, are kept safe.

Intelligence helps officers deprive criminals of access to the skies

Constable Mark Bond, who runs the new Airport Police Intelligence Centre, strongly believes that improved use of intelligence will deprive criminals of the use of the Airport as an access point into and around New Zealand.

Community policing

 Using history to promote handbag safety

Earlier this month, Western Bay of Plenty police, in conjunction with Creative Tauranga Community Gallery and the Tauranga City Council, celebrated handbags and how to keep them safe, as well as focusing on how women can keep themselves safe.


Using touch rugby to reach out to the homeless

Moving between disciplines is becoming second nature to Constable Tony Tatupu of the Auckland City Community Action Team as he coaches the marginalised “homeless” to stay in touch with society through playing touch rugby.

Graffiti book gives practical ideas for prevention

STOP – Stop Tagging our Place is the new ‘Stop Graffiti’ guide prepared by the Crime Prevention Department of the Ministry of Justice. The booklet provides valuable and practical information on how to deal with and prevent graffiti.

Police recognised for excellent service and bravery

Fellowship acknowledges skill of Public Affairs General Manager

Michael Player, New Zealand Police’s General Manager of Public Affairs, was recognised by his peers recently when he was admitted to the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ).

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four members of New Zealand Police were recognised by Her Majesty in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Police bravery acknowledged

The Royal Humane Society Awards has recognised the acts of bravery of NZ police staff. Senior Constable Roger William Bright and Senior Constable Kylie Frances Robbins were awarded Bronze Medals for their actions on 18 January 2008 at Kaitoke Beach Great Barrier Island.

Working with other agencies
Fighting crime with the Charities Commission

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Deputy
Commissioner Rob Pope for Police and Trevor Garrett, Chief Executive of the Charities Commission earlier this month aims to improve the flow of information between both organisations and alert police to help detect and prevent possible criminal activity within the charities sector.

Police and DSAC join forces to support sexual abuse care

Agreements signed by Police and Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC) last month will help ensure a high standard of sexual abuse medical forensic examinations are applied consistently nationwide.

Policing overseas

 Croc hunting in the Solomons

Nelson’s Senior Sergeant John Maxwell had an unusual day at work recently, when he got involved in a crocodile hunt.

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