Ten One No. 403 June 2016 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 403 June 2016

Welcome to the June 2016 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we check in on the launch of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of women in Police; look at the harness which is giving our patrol dogs a new degree of protection; say farewell to one of our top investigators; feel the love at the opening of a new station; and meet a woman who can save abused children half a world away.

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


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75 years – and the work goes on

Seventy-five years to the day after the first female recruits entered training, Police paid tribute to the women who have helped shape the organisation – and pledged the work to recruit and keep more women would continue.


Protecting the protectors

Police’s patrol dogs will get a new degree of protection with the rollout of a stab-resistant multi-purpose harness.

Counters project gathers pace

The project to improve front counter safety is gathering pace, with ten trial sites identified and improvements under way at stations regarded as the highest risk.

Minister meets online rescuers

Police Minister Judith Collins visited the OCEANZ office at Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) this month to meet the staff whose work can save a child from abuse on the other side of the world.

International Rescue

She wasn’t tall enough to be a police officer – but 30 years later Jo Henderson, Police’s only Victim ID Investigator, is dedicated to saving children from abuse.

42 fantastic years

When Detective Superintendent Rod Drew reflects on his 42-year career, the word he uses most is ‘fantastic’.

Read all about it

Bougainville’s book lovers have more reading matter to choose from thanks to New Zealand Police members and Kiwi businesses.

It takes a network…

Organised crime groups are constantly devising new and peculiar places to hide illicit drugs – inside teatray tables, or the metal stanchions that hold the tape that corrals you into zig-zag queues at the airport.

Queen’s Birthday honours

The selfless work of two Police staff was recognised with Queen’s Birthday honours this month.

Police to publish complaints data

Police is to proactively release information about complaints against members of staff from later this month.

United we stand

Singing ‘United We Stand’ and holding hands, the people of Tolaga Bay stood with their police to celebrate their community’s new place of safety.


Berlin calling

Hollie Howland is preparing for a voyage of discovery.

Comms on the front line

If communication is indeed a police officer’s most useful tool, some of our newest constables might have a bit of an advantage.

Pathway to Police

Congratulations to all the students who graduated this month from Te Wananga O Aotearoa’s Police career preparation course.

Good intentions, bad decision

Here’s a lesson in why drivers should know their limit.

Deserved recognition

By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. This month marks the 75th anniversary of women in policing in New Zealand. This is a significant milestone in our history and a number of key events are planned to ensure it gets the recognition it deserves.

Minister's Word

A view from Police Minister Judith Collins

Police are doing a fantastic job in the fight against crime so it was great to see all your hard work acknowledged in the Budget last month with $279.9 million to fund recent pay increases.

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