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No. 374 October 2013

Welcome to the October issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we look at Police's response to an increase in the number of calls involving people with mental health needs, find out why bosses are looking for good ideas from the front line and see how a sergeant and a battered bike helped a Manawatu schoolboy.

You can also read As I See It, Commissioner Peter Marshall's latest blog about Police issues.

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New team tackles mental health issues

A team is being established to refine Police's response to incidents involving people with mental health issues as the number of calls for service climbs.

'No idea too big or small'

A Continuous Improvement trial taking place across Southern, Wellington and Bay of Plenty districts could see good ideas from staff implemented at a national level.

World beats a path to our door

It has been a busy springtime for the International Service Group (ISG), with staff hosting a series of groups of top-level visitors from around the Pacific and beyond keen to see the New Zealand Police way of doing things.

Community policing gains traction in Timor-Leste

The collaboration between New Zealand Police and our counterparts in Timor-Leste has borne fruit over the past 14 months with the creation, development and ongoing success of the Timor-Leste Community Policing Programme (TLCPP).

Be prepared, headquarters staff urged

An emergency radio has been placed on each level at Police National Headquarters (PNHQ) in Wellington and staff are to be given grab bags as preparedness is boosted after the recent Cook Strait earthquakes.

Collaboration built into new station

Police in New Plymouth and Wanaka are operating out of new surroundings with the opening of their stations this month.


Diplomatic date for Cook Islands staff

Police staff with a Cook Islands background found themselves rubbing shoulders with some of the Pacific's most powerful leaders at a recent diplomatic date.

Big Brother makes a difference

Youngsters in Central District have new big brothers and sisters in blue looking out for them.
In April 2012 Palmerston North Police launched Cops in Schools - a primary school-based programme providing adult role models for vulnerable children.

Saturday night story on world stage

Just Another Saturday Night, a Hawke's Bay road safety and youth alcohol education campaign, took centre stage at Australasia's premier road safety conference.

Concern for kids drives car seat checks

A project to get children safely restrained in vehicles has brought clear results - and a sense of satisfaction.

Chris is a winner - out of the blue

Constable Chris Hey has shown he's got what it takes in a green uniform as well as the blue.
Chris, based at Lower Hutt, overcame a series of military challenges to win the coveted title of New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year.

Prevention in action

By Commissioner Peter Marshall

The latest crime statistics make encouraging reading and can be taken as evidence that our focus on prevention is on the right track.

Minister’s Word

A view from Police Minister Anne Tolley

Public trust and confidence in New Zealand Police have never been higher. There are good reasons for that. It doesn’t just happen.

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