Media Releases

Crime Must Be At An Acceptable Level For Government

NZPA | Thu May 15th, 2003
"The 1.7% increase in the Police budget this year, can only indicate that crime is at an acceptable level for the Government," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Keep Cops In Auckland Campaign

NZPA | Sun March 23rd, 2003
The Police Association resolved today to launch a public campaign to retain Auckland’s experienced police after a meeting of 500 police officers.

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Constable A – NOT GUILTY!

NZPA | Wed December 4th, 2002
"Police Officers are elated at the 'Not Guilty' verdict handed down by the jury at the private prosecution of Constable A for murder in Wellington recently,” said Greg O’Connor, President of the Police Association today.

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No Relief For Public In Auckland Police Staffing Report

NZPA | Fri November 22nd, 2002
"An Auckland public looking for improved policing service will not have their expectations met by the Commissioner’s report on Auckland policing," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Shirley Owes Greymouth Police An Apology

NZPA | Tue October 15th, 2002
"ACT MP Ken Shirley must apologise to Greymouth Police and the West Coast community for the manner in which he brought allegations of corruption against Greymouth Police," NZ Police Association President, Greg O’Connor said today.

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Trust Set Up For Slain Officer's Family

NZPA | Mon July 8th, 2002
"On behalf of all our members, our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes to Melanie and Campbell Taylor for the tragic loss of their husband and father, Duncan Taylor. Our support also goes to Jeanette Park and all members affected by this tragedy," Police Association President, Greg O’Connor said today.

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Police Association Asks: What Does This Mean For Other Officers Who Must Use Lethal Force?

NZPA | Fri June 14th, 2002
"We are bitterly disappointed on behalf of Constable A and his family, at the decision today to proceed to a jury trial, but it is simply another step in what has been a very long process in getting justice for Constable A," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Crime Stats About Meth & Organised Crime

NZPA | Fri March 22nd, 2002
"The crime statistics are all about methamphetamine and the associated organised crime," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Wallace Family’s Expectations Inflamed

NZPA | Fri March 15th, 2002
"It is sad to see John Rowan continue to inflame the Wallace family’s expectations of a legal remedy for their grief when a four and a half week hearing clearly showed that Constable A’s actions were fully justified," Greg O’Connor, NZ Police Association President said today.

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Dismissal Of Private Prosecution Good For New Zealand

NZPA | Wed February 20th, 2002
“The decision by the JP’s in New Plymouth to dismiss the private prosecution for murder against Constable A was a victory not only for Constable A and his family, not only for the Police but also middle New Zealand,” said Greg O’Connor, President of the NZ Police Association, today.

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