Police News

Police News is the magazine of the New Zealand Police Association.  It is published monthly, except for January-February, which are covered by a single issue.

Police News incorporates the New Zealand Police Journal, first published in 1937.  The Editor can be contacted through the Contact Police News form.

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 | Fri March 31st, 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 | Tue February 28th, 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 | Tue January 31st, 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 | Wed November 30th, 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 | Mon October 31st, 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 | Fri September 30th, 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 | Thu March 31st, 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 | Mon February 29th, 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 | Sun January 31st, 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 | Mon November 30th, 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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Police News November 2015

Vol. 48, No. 10 | NZPA | Sat October 31st, 2015

In this issue: Coverage of the 80th annual Police Association conference and the Police Association Bravery Awards. 

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Police News October 2015

Vol. 48, No. 9 | NZPA | Wed September 30th, 2015

In this issue: Two-up in the Tron - chasing an armed offender into the Waikato River; on the frontline at a police shooting; and why have so many crims got guns?

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Police News September 2015

Vol. 48, No. 8 | NZPA | Tue September 1st, 2015

In this issue: How Tasers protect both the public and police; a history of the Headhunters gang and their growing influence in NZ; and the Police Pipe Band honours slain police with their new tartan.

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Police News August 2015

Vol. 48, No. 7 | NZPA | Sat August 1st, 2015

In this issue: High in the sky with the Eagle crew; how older officers add value to policing; and ten questions with new Southern field officer Brian Ballantyne. 

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Police News July 2015

Vol. 48, No. 6 | NZPA | Wed July 1st, 2015

In this issue: 2014 Police Sportsperson of the Year Rachel Clarke, our Wing 276 constables two years on, and Colorado's legal drug market.

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Police News June 2015

Vol. 48, No. 5 | NZPA | Mon June 1st, 2015

In this issue: Coverage of the PFA Women's Advisory Committee conference; a look at the work of Police's Alcohol Harm Prevention teams; and new health plan benefits announced. 

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Police News May 2015

Vol. 48, No. 4 | NZPA | Fri May 1st, 2015

In this issue: Recruit driver training; the perils of policing rowdy parties; tackling bullying in the workplace; and one member's quake rebuild story.

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Police News April 2015

Vol. 48, No. 3 | NZPA | Tue March 31st, 2015

In this issue: Under attack – violent assaults against police officers on the rise; comms staff under pressure again; Erebus archive saved; and the virtual battlefield of cyber crime.

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Police News March 2015

Vol. 48, No. 2 | NZPA | Sat February 28th, 2015

In this issue: the police pipe band; custody blowout at Auckland police cells; and pros and cons of body-worn video. 

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Police News Jan/Feb 2015

Vol. 48, No. 1 | NZPA | Sat January 31st, 2015

In this issue: we document one officer’s journey with cancer treatment; we ask whether current levels of firearms training are adequate; and reveal the best tactics for taking down a struggling offender.

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Police News December 2014

Vol. 47, No. 11 | NZPA | Sun November 30th, 2014

In this issue: Kiwi cops take the heat in Brisbane at G20; meet New Zealand's only type 1 diabetic frontline cop; and Christmas in custody - working the cells over the festive season. 

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Police News November 2014

Vol. 47, No. 10 | NZPA | Sun November 9th, 2014

In this issue: Leading Change - full coverage of the Police Association annual conference; and a courageous water rescue cop is honoured with a Bravery Award.

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Police News October 2014

Vol. 47, No. 9 | NZPA | Tue September 30th, 2014

In this issue: Black Fern Selica Winiata scoops the NZPA Sportsperson of the Year Award; Kiwi DVI cops return from the MH17 operation; and two new holiday homes open.

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