Public servants waging war for better pay
Public servants waging war for better pay - Tens of thousands of public servants, including police officers, are heading into wage negotiations over the next few months. And after a series of recent hefty hikes for MPs, chief executives and district health board bosses, there is no appetite for more belt-tightening.
Reaction to Privy Council decision on Pora
Reaction to Privy Council decision on Pora - The Police Association has said the quashing of Teina Pora's murder conviction had been emotional for those officers involved in the case. The Association called for an inquiry in 2013, after some senior officers expressed doubt about Mr Pora's convictions.
Officer went into survival mode in pit bull attack
Officer went into survival mode in pit bull attack - After an officer was attacked by a dog in Foxton, Police Assn President Greg O’Connor notes that there was no Taser or gun in his car, and that there were not enough Tasers to go round at Foxton station.
Renewed calls for tasers after two police officers attacked
Renewed calls for tasers after two police officers attacked - The Police Association calls for tasers on belts for all officers after two officers were attacked in one day, and commenters on the ONE News Facebook page agree.
Man charged after cop savaged by pitbull
Man charged after cop savaged by pitbull - Police Association president Greg O'Connor has said he is concerned by the number of police officers who have been assaulted in recent weeks, after an officer was punched by a man and then mauled by a pitbull dog in Foxton.
Police Assn responds to calls for taser restrictions
Police Assn responds to calls for taser restrictions - Police Association President Greg O'Conner, responds to calls for tighter restrictions on police use of tasers after a man was tasered in front of his family in 2011.
Police shot at while chasing suspects
Police shot at while chasing suspects - Police in Timaru were shot at as they pursued a vehicle believed to be involved in two aggravated robberies.
Firearms policy 'poor'
Firearms policy 'poor' - Police Association - The Police Association says a report into the fatal police shooting of a man in Taranaki in 2013 shows police policy around firearms isn't good enough.
The Panel: Police carrying guns
The Panel: Police carrying guns - A policeman in rural New Zealand admits he routinely breaches regulations by carrying a firearm and will continue to do so. Greg O'Connor of the Police Association joined the Panel to discuss.
Auckland officer attacked in patrol car
Auckland officer attacked in patrol car - The Police Association says serious assaults on officers have increased in recent years, following a recent incident in which a young female officer was repeatedly punched and eye gouged in the back of a patrol car while being driven to the station with an alleged drink-driver.
MP Sabin to grill cops [Updated]
MP Sabin to grill cops - Police Assn President Greg O'Connor says Mike Sabin is entitled to natural justice but believes it is unfair the MP and Law & Order Committee chair is not held accountable to the same standards as police staff. UPDATE 30 Jan - Mike Sabin has now resigned from Parliament.
Concern at lack of police firearms training
Concern at lack of police firearms training - Police Association Vice-President Luke Shadbolt says frontline police officers are worried they’re not receiving enough training with their guns – with their live fire training being replaced with video simulator exercises.
Police open new technology centre
Police open new technology centre - Police Association president Greg O'Connor says technology provided to New Zealand police is "up with the best".
Drunken assault on police in Dunedin
Drunken assault on police in Dunedin - The Police Association has called for serious assaults against officers to be taken more seriously after a drunken man pushed a female police officer to the ground and repeatedly punched her in the face.
Police Assn respond to mob attack on officers
Police Assn respond to mob attack on officers - Police Association President Greg O’Connor responds to claims that police overreacted when they attended a brawl in Christchurch in which three officers were injured.
Police Assn concerns over extended bar hours
Police Association concerns over extended bar hours - Police Association President Greg O'Connor expresses concerns over the prospect of longer bar opening hours in Wellington.
Face Value: It’s a fair cop
Face Value: It’s a fair cop - Police Association President Greg O'Connor discusses attitudes towards money with the Sunday Star Times.
Police Association calls on Commissioner to routinely arm police
Police Association calls on Commissioner to routinely arm police - Police Association conference delegates have voted unanimously for all sworn officers to carry guns and have called on the Police Commissioner to act immediately.
Renewed call to arm all police after shooting
Renewed call to arm all police after shooting - Police Association President Greg O'Connor has reiterated his call to arm all cops to new Police Minister Michael Woodhouse after a man fired on officers overnight.
Top award for bridge crash hero
Top award for bridge crash hero - The policeman who dived into freezing waters to save a man from Tauranga Harbour today received Police Association's highest award.
Mike Yardley: Cops need guns
Mike Yardley: Cops need guns - Greg O'Connor's perspective piece in The Press is a compelling read, writes columnist Mike Yardley.
Greg O’Connor: Police officers need guns on hips
Greg O’Connor: Police officers need guns on hips - Two-thirds of New Zealand's frontline police now believe it is time they routinely carried firearms, writes Police Association president Greg O'Connor.
Time to get real and arm our police
Time to get real and arm our police - Greg O’Connor’s op-ed in the NZ Herald puts forward the case for general arming.
Provinces feeling the police budget pinch
Provinces feeling the police budget pinch - Shortages among police personnel, especially among back office staff, are becoming increasingly obvious in the provinces due to the frozen police budget, the Police Association says.
Police Assn calls for cops to be armed
Police Association calls for cops to be armed - Greg O'Connor, President of the Police Association, calls for police to be armed following an incident at Waitakere Hospital.
Association renews calls for guns on hips
Association renews calls for guns on hips - After the armed offender incident at Waitakere Hospital, Police Association President Greg O'Connor speaks with Duncan Garner about arming police.
Firearms policy working for frontline police
Firearms policy working for frontline police - Greater access to firearms and Tasers may be keeping frontline police safer, according to the Police Association.
Police Association wants party law change
Police Association wants party law change - The Police Association wants a law change to allow police to shut down out of control parties.
Police Association urges policy crackdown
Police Association urges policy crackdown - Included in the proposals listed in the Police Association’s policy document is a sterner stance on defendants' refusals to co-operate with statements and evidence.
Police Association outlines election year wishlist
Police lobby group outlines its wishlist for the election year and the Police Minster responds - coverage of the Police Association policy document launch by the Dominion Post and Stuff.co.nz.