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


This issue features:-


  • Police helping retailers protect their profits.
  • An update on Taser use.
  • 25 years of fighting electronic crime.
  • The latest cannabis results.
  • How new coordinates are affecting mapping.
  • The Commissioner's visit to Afghanistan.
  • The new-look police museum.
  • The safer journey road safety strategy.
  • The Law Commission review of alcohol misuse.
  • Students exposed to the consequences of drink driving.


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Operational policing

 Police destroy record amount of cannabis

New Zealand Police seized and destroyed approximately 141,000 cannabis plants during the 2008/2009 National Cannabis and Crime Operation (NCCO) – the highest number in ten years.


Taser use sees drop in deployment

Since the reintroduction of the Taser to Auckland City, Waitematā, Counties Manukau and Wellington districts at the end of 2008 there have been 78 incidents where the Taser was used: 16 in Auckland City, 15 in Counties Manukau, 14 in Waitematā, 32 in Wellington and one in Waikato (which has no Tasers) where a Taser was sent from another district to assist in resolving an incident in the Waikato river.

Community policing

Expo helps retailers’ profits

A Western Bay of Plenty Retail Crime Prevention Expo held in Tauranga in late July has given retailers valuable information on how to protect their profits by reducing the opportunity for criminal activity within their workplace.

Working with commerce and industry

Retailers, Private investigators, bankers, taxi drivers and the insurance industry were among those represented at last month’s Crime Partnerships Forum for industry held at the Police College.

 Drink drive message hits home

More than 1800 Western Bay of Plenty high school students received a hard-hitting drink driving message recently when they attended an Anti Drink Drive Expo organised by Blue Light Tauranga.

Public safety

New maps and coordinates introduced this month

Police and other emergency services will start using a new series of national topographical maps with new coordinates from the end of this month.

Government seeks public's view on road safety

The government is seeking the public’s views as part of the development of Safer Journeys, a road safety strategy to take New Zealand through to 2020.

New Zealand Police overseas

 Update from Afghanistan

On a recent five-day visit to Afghanistan Commissioner Howard Broad found New Zealand police officers stationed in Bamyan are making a significant contribution to efforts to rebuild stability in the province.


Solomon Islands celebrate six years of support

Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) recently celebrated its sixth year in the country.

Police achievements celebrated
New-look museum opens its doors

The Police Museum has reopened its doors following the completion of an eight-month renovation project.

Electronic Crime Lab celebrates 25 years

The Electronic Crime Laboratory (ECL) celebrated its 25th anniversary last month with the official launch of its new technology, Environment for Virtualised Evidence (EVE).

Law Commission seeks public feedback
The Law Commission is currently reviewing New Zealand’s liquor laws and recently released an Issues Paper, ‘Alcohol in our Lives’. This paper has been of great interest to the public, industry and public agencies generating interested debate on the Commission’s preliminary ideas for law reform.
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