Police News

Police News is the monthly magazine of the New Zealand Police Association. There are 11 issues a year, starting in February. 

The Editor can be contacted through the Contact Police News form.

Police News August 2018

NZPA | Wed August 1st, 2018

In this issue: Auckland blues - the downside of living and working in Auckland; Wing 276 older and wiser; annual meetings round up; and Sportsperson of the Year awarded.

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Police News July 2018

NZPA | Sun July 1st, 2018

In this issue: Big Game - targeting the top end of organised crime; new guide to parental leave launched; history lessons from studying Maori crime issues; and cops helping kids live their dreams.

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Police News June 2018

NZPA | Fri June 1st, 2018

In this issue: Women wanted for Protection Services training; a cop's story of a childhood marred by family violence; and the 2017 Police Association Sport Administrator of the Year.

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Police News May 2018

NZPA | Tue May 1st, 2018

In this issue: Vehicle seizures keep police busy nationwide; staff survey results reveal benefits of FEO; Criminal Procedure Act roadblocks create frustration; and tips for coping with shift work.

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Police News April 2018

NZPA | Sun April 1st, 2018

In this issue: Mixed reactions to culture shift at Police College; policing taonga sold; the work of the Christchurch OPT; and inside the new Justice Precinct.

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Police News March 2018

NZPA | Thu March 1st, 2018

In this issue: The important work of the Gang Intelligence Centre; advice on your leave from Aunty; Sports Awards nominations open, and we farewell two retiring Association staff members.

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Police News February 2018

NZPA | Thu February 1st, 2018

In this issue: Burden for life - the cost of firing a fatal shot; the 501 deportee phenomenon; camera-shy cops; ten questions with VP Marcia Murray; and meet your Member Services team.

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Police News December 2017

NZPA | Fri December 1st, 2017

In this issue: Association stalwart Grant Gerken talks about facing cancer with his young friend, Jayden; the police officer egg donor who helped a colleague and her husband; and policing Skid Row in Canada.

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Police News November 2017

NZPA | Wed November 1st, 2017

In this issue: Coverage of the 82nd Police Association Annual Conference and Police Association Bravery Awards; member survey results; and the launch of our new wellness app.

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Police News October 2017

NZPA | Sun October 1st, 2017

In this issue: How Chinese immigrants broke new ground in Police; photos from the Police Winter Games; and the Association's new lakeside Holiday Homes in Taupo.

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Police News September 2017

NZPA | Fri September 1st, 2017

In this issue: Hazard warnings for first responders at crash sites; profiles of candidates for the Vice-President elections; meet our new Director, Murray Fenton; and, the gun problem that's getting worse.  

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Police News August 2017

NZPA | Tue August 1st, 2017

In this issue: Policing in extreme weather; reports from the committee AGMs; and farewells to three Association people.

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Police News July 2017

NZPA | Sat July 1st, 2017

In this issue: Police Sportsperson of the Year Detective Constable Fiao'o Fa'amausili, captain of the Black Ferns; the challenges of policing drone technology; and law and order policies from the main political parties ahead of this year's general election.

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Police News June 2017

NZPA | Thu June 1st, 2017

In this issue: Association women get motivated for changes ahead; off-duty protocols - knowing when to walk away; protecting the elderly; and the Kiwi v Aussie Anzac Day rugby match.

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Police News May 2017

NZPA | Mon May 1st, 2017

In this issue: Vehicle safety officers keep on trucking; PTSI and police; Inspector Wright signs off; and photos from the NZPA surf champs. 

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Police News April 2017

NZPA | Sat April 1st, 2017

In this issue: Tasers in the spotlight; NZPA app now available on Police mobiles; meet our Industrial team; the Kiwi fighting to catch sports drug cheats; and NZPA Raft Race photos.

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Police News March 2017

NZPA | Wed March 1st, 2017

In this issue: An officer's incredible recovery from a firearm blast; Government pledge for more cops applauded; a new era for Youth Aid; and the police response to the Port Hills fires.

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Police News Jan/Feb 2017

NZPA | Wed February 1st, 2017

In this issue: Our national clan lab teams and their role in the war on meth; the difficult recovery of a drowned colleague; police who have had melanoma share their stories; and non-sworn staff to be trained in TENR.

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Police News December 2016

NZPA | Thu December 1st, 2016

In this issue: Response Kaikoura - our people working in the earthquake disaster zone; a look at the value of having more police in communities; and the Association makes a commitment to female representation.

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Police News November 2016

NZPA | Tue November 1st, 2016

In this issue: New Police Association President Chris Cahill hits the ground running; coverage of the 81st Annual Conference; a new, low-cost wills and estates service for members; and what you need to know about statutory holidays.

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Police News October 2016

NZPA | Sat October 1st, 2016

In this issue: Your views on the right age for youth justice, four pages of action from the inaugural Police Winter Games, and ten questions with new Region 4 Director Paul Ormerod.

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Police News September 2016

NZPA | Thu September 1st, 2016

In this issue: A Long Association - the O'Connor years; three historical names to be added to the Police Memorial Wall; and tough love for meth families.

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Police News August 2016

NZPA | Mon August 1st, 2016

In this issue: Northland police teams struggle with file holdings; 75 years of women in police relays; front counter safety design prototypes; the Lady Liz II sea tragedy remembered; and the annual committee AGMs round-up.

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Police News July 2016

NZPA | Fri July 1st, 2016

In this issue: Police Assn Sportsperson of the Year Rachel Clarke makes it two in a row, cops turn midwives for babies in a hurry, and road policing resourcing explained.

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Police News June 2016

NZPA | Wed June 1st, 2016

In this issue: Leap of faith - a dramatic escape from an armed man through a second storey window; t-shirts to mark 75 years of women in Police launched; Police review of counter safety in police stations; and what you need to know about parental leave.

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Police News May 2016

NZPA | Sun May 1st, 2016

In this issue: A vision for the Police Dog Trust; a little person in Police; Rosalie Sterritt reflects on her Police career; and surviving cyclones on the Pacific beat.

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Police News April 2016

NZPA | Fri April 1st, 2016

In this issue: Epic action at the NZPA Surf Champs, police families with intellectually disabled children, illegal firearms inquiry underway, and pioneers of women in police. 

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Police News March 2016

NZPA | Tue March 1st, 2016

In this issue: Specialist police keep the peace at the TPPA protest; member survey results on the main issues facing police; Wellington's chop shop squad back in action; and remembering the Christchurch quake five years on.

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Police News January/February 2016

NZPA | Mon February 1st, 2016

In this issue: Results of your pay round; how crime stats have changed; and the driverless car revolution.

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Police News December 2015

Vol. 48, No. 11 | NZPA | Tue December 1st, 2015

In this issue: Forced to fire - when cops are used as weapons; how we can make our front counters safer; views sought on workplace rotation policies; and member survey feedback.

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