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No. 408 November 2016

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we see how Police staff went the extra mile for a grieving family, highlight the good work that reunited a whanau with a lost member, look at a trainee dog handler’s long but rewarding day, meet a pioneering woman in one of Police’s toughest roles, and see how Te Reo Maori helped break an impasse in the cells.

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


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New ISR pilot launched

Waikato became the second pilot site for the Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence (ISR) last month, following the go-live in Christchurch in July.


Here to get things done

Before joining Police last month, Deputy Commissioner Audrey Sonerson was already impressed with the organisation’s can-do attitude.

Not just one of the boys

Sergeant Allana Hastings, the first female tactical operator in the Special Tactics Group, wants other women to follow her steps into Police’s most challenging specialist roles.

Whoever saved me, thanks

One morning in 1993, Narina Bailey sat on a car park ledge high above Central Auckland, watched the sun rise and prepared to jump.

Farewell to The Don

Members of the Police Infringement Bureau (PIB) have farewelled a colleague who first joined Police nearly 60 years ago.

Dave rings the changes

Sergeant Dave Stone is swapping the RNZPC for a ringside role in the growth of a pioneering youth development programme.

The magnificent 264

The 16th Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games were held on the Sunshine Coast last month – and a 264-strong New Zealand team made the trip.

Fire in the sky

As crowds ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ at the November 5 fireworks over Wellington Harbour, Senior Constable Andy Melville had a closer view than most – from the launch barge, helping ensure it all went with a bang.

Going the extra mile

The little things matter – and in the aftermath of tragedy last month, a police effort to recover a treasured memento made all the difference to a grieving family.

A good day’s work

Determined policing by a trainee dog handler led to the arrest of teenagers behind a mini-crimewave in Christchurch.


A lost son returns home

Seven weeks after an elderly man died alone in inner city Auckland, whanau members gathered in a family cemetery in a remote Northland settlement to give him a fitting farewell.

Mobility on the M-way

It was one of the more unusual road policing tasks of Labour Weekend – rescue an elderly woman who was driving down a motorway on her mobility scooter.

AOS wins hearts and minds

Rotorua AOS members made some new friends during a recent training camp on the East Cape.

Walking the talk

You don’t lose who you are in Police, you use who you are – and this was the case when Counties Manukau custody staff faced an impasse with an uncooperative prisoner.

Professional, effective, reassuring
By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. I’d like to thank all staff members who have responded to the challenge we set ourselves to attend every dwelling burglary.

Minister’s Word
A view from Police Minister Judith Collins

I was pleased to see the Prime Minister announce that almost $15 million seized from criminals will be invested in anti-drug initiatives across law enforcement and health agencies.

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