Recent Media

Police Assn warning as outsiders hired to answer emergency calls

Herald on Sunday | Sun November 17th, 2013

Police hire outsiders to answer emergency calls - The Police Association warns officers on the beat are paying the price for bureaucratic cost-cutting, and mistakes will be made as a result, as staff from a private IT firm are hired to help answer soaring numbers of emergency calls.

Police bar closure concerns staff

Sunday Star Times | Sun November 17th, 2013

Police bar closure concerns staff - Frontline police are dismayed at the closure of yet another police bar, saying it denies them a safe place to socialise.

Most IPCA complaints 'frivolous'

3 News Firstline | Thu October 10th, 2013

Most IPCA complaints 'frivolous' - Association President Greg O'Connor discusses the perceived lack of independence of the IPCA .

Arming our cops

Newstalk ZB | Tue September 10th, 2013

Arming our cops - Police Association President Greg O'Connor talks to Leighton Smith about whether police officers should be armed.

Unarmed forces invite tragedy

3News Firstline | Tue September 10th, 2013

Unarmed force invites tragedy - Police fear it will take a tragedy before politicians and the public support arming the force, says Police Association President Greg O'Connor.

Police officer brutally attacked in Auckland

TVNZ Breakfast | Mon September 9th, 2013

Police officer brutally attacked in Auckland - NZ Police Association President Greg O'Connor reacts to the vicious assault on a police officer in Otara.

Assault highlights police resourcing

Radio NZ | Mon September 9th, 2013

Assault highlights police resourcing - Police Association President Greg O'Connor discusses whether officers should work in pairs in the wake of the attack on an officer in Auckland.

Police Association against employment changes

3 News | Thu August 22nd, 2013

Police Association against employment changes - The Police Association has joined other groups in denouncing proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act.

Violence towards officers worrying

NZ Herald | Wed July 31st, 2013

Police officer's jaw fractured in vicious attack - The daylight bashing of a long-serving Nelson police officer is the latest shocking example of a "worrying trend" of increased violence towards officers.

Association wants pursuit focus off officers

Radio NZ | Wed July 10th, 2013

Association wants pursuit focus off officers - Police Association President Greg O'Connor says continued public criticism of police pursuits focuses attention on the actions of officers, rather than the offenders.

Police Association says frontline shortages should not be ignored

Radio NZ | Thu July 4th, 2013

Police Association says frontline shortages should not be ignored - Police Association President Greg O'Connor says that the results of a recent survey show police restructuring poses a threat to public safety.

Police staff cite lack of resources as threat to law and order

NZ Herald | Wed July 3rd, 2013

Police staff cite lack of resources as threat to law and order - The recent Police Association member survey shows that members believe staffing and a lack of resources are the biggest issues facing Police today.

Media drawn into Bain blame game

The Press | Fri June 28th, 2013

Media drawn into Bain blame game - Martin van Beynen gives his opinion on the new evidence in the Bain case.

Police Association backs Taser use

ONE News | Tue June 11th, 2013

Police Association backs Taser use [story] - Police Association President Greg O'Connor stresses the importance of having all tactical options available to officers on the frontline, following a police shooting incident in New Plymouth. Police Association backs Taser use [video]

Lethal force a tough decision faced by officers

Taranaki Daily News | Tue June 11th, 2013

Lethal force a tough decision faced by officers - Police officers face the tough decision to use lethal force on a daily basis, the President of the Police Association says.