Recent Media

Here is recent media from other sources, that members may find of interest.

Mental illness sufferers need experts, not cops

RNZ | Thu December 6th, 2018

Mental illness sufferers need experts, not cops - Police Association president Chris Cahill says people with mental health issues need expert support, not a police officer who can "at best put a bandaid over it.''

New smaller police cars are "a bit snug" in the back

Stuff | Thu November 22nd, 2018

New smaller police cars are "a bit snug" in the back - NZ Police is looking into whether people are having trouble fitting into the back of their new Holden Commodore ZB liftbacks after a comment in the Police Association's magazine Police News.

Young, inexperienced officers to blame for worst police speeding

The AM Show | Tue November 20th, 2018

Young, inexperienced officers to blame for worst police speeding - Police Association President Chris Cahill discussed police speeding offences on The AM Show.

NZ road toll to hit record high in 2018

RNZ | Mon November 19th, 2018

NZ road toll to hit record high in 2018 - Police Association President Chris Cahill speaks to RNZ about what he thinks is behind the skyrocketing road toll statistics.

Cannabis major focus of Police Association conference

NZ Herald | Tue October 9th, 2018

Cannabis major focus of Police Association conference - Dealing with legal recreational cannabis, including how to measure impairment among drug-affected drivers and even on-duty police officers, is the major focus of the Police Association annual conference.

Unprovoked attacks: Police pay a high price for serving the public

NZ Herald | Wed September 12th, 2018

Unprovoked attacks: Police pay a high price for serving the public - A recent report by the NZ Police Association has detailed the high price police officers pay for serving the public.

Police facing increase in violent unprovoked attacks

Newstalk ZB | Wed September 12th, 2018

Police facing increase in violent unprovoked attacks - Police Assn President Chris Cahill talked to Mike Hosking about the lasting effects of unprovoked attacks on police officers.

Police officers reject pay offer

Newsroom | Wed September 5th, 2018

Police officers reject pay offer - Police officers have rejected their first pay offer, saying the proposal does not reflect the increasing risks and pressures of the job.

Police officers reject first pay offer from the Govt

Newshub - The AM Show | Wed September 5th, 2018

Police officers reject first pay offer from the Govt - Police Association President Chris Cahill says the Government needs to step up to entice more people into the job.

Police comms centre staff fear being penalised for taking sick days

RNZ | Thu August 16th, 2018

Police comms centre staff fear being penalised for taking sick days - Police Association president Chris Cahill said people should not be penalised for being sick.

New deputy promoted as size of police executive grows

NZ Herald | Mon July 30th, 2018

New deputy promoted as size of police executive grows - Association President Chris Cahill comments on the growing size of the police executive.

Loss of senior cops puts pressure on govt target

RNZ Morning Report | Wed July 18th, 2018

Loss of senior cops puts pressure on govt target - Too many senior police officers are leaving and it's putting huge pressure on the government's target for hiring more police, president of the Police Association Chris Cahill says.

'This is a crisis' - Police Assn

TVNZ Breakfast | Mon July 16th, 2018

'This is a crisis' - The Police Association laments the cancellation of a scheme to send mental health workers on crisis callouts.

Increase in suicide-related callouts

RNZ | Thu July 5th, 2018

Increase in suicide-related callouts - The number of suicide attempt and threat related calls to police have jumped by more than 50 percent in the past five years.

Police under-reporting more than 95 per cent of gun crimes

ONE News | Thu June 14th, 2018

Police under-reporting more than 95 per cent of gun crimes - New figures show police have been under-reporting the number of gun crimes in New Zealand.

Police Assn: Tighter age rules won't work in pursuits

Newstalk ZB | Tue May 29th, 2018

Police Assn: Tighter age rules won't work in pursuits - Police Association vice-president Craig Tickelpenny says it's difficult to identify the age of fleeing drivers and that there are many risk assessments already in place before a pursuit begins.

Lack of respect to blame for rising seriousness of assaults on police

Stuff | Thu May 17th, 2018

Lack of respect to blame for rising seriousness of assaults on police - Police Association president Chris Cahill believes a falling respect for police is to blame for the rising seriousness of assaults on officers – an issue fanned by stagnant police numbers to deal with a rising population.

More frontline police expected in Budget

NZ Herald | Thu May 17th, 2018

More frontline police expected in Budget - In the 2018 Budget the Police Association wants to see 1800 more police confirmed, and those extra police officers and support staff fully funded.

Govt could back Bill to take firearms from gangs

Newshub | Fri May 4th, 2018

Government could back Bill to take firearms from gangs - When referring to the new bill, Police Association President Chris Cahill said anything that makes gangs uncomfortable is a good thing.

New bill would stop gang members having guns

Stuff | Thu May 3rd, 2018

New bill would stop gang members having guns - Police Association President Chris Cahill says a new bill that would widen police search and seizure powers and stop gang members possessing guns is a step in the right direction.

Police Assn backs driver saliva drug testing

Stuff.co.nz | Tue January 23rd, 2018

Police Assn backs driver saliva drug testing - Police Association President Chris Cahill thinks it is time to introduce roadside saliva drug testing of drivers, like in Australia.

Road toll linked to road policing cuts 'without a doubt'

Radio NZ | Mon January 22nd, 2018

Road toll linked to road policing cuts 'without a doubt' - Police Assn President Chris Cahill says that the 50% increase in the road toll over the past five years can be linked to cuts to road policing resources.

Police want more firearms training

Newshub | Tue December 12th, 2017

Police want more firearms training - The Police Association has found one in five frontline officers has been threatened with a gun in the last year, a statistic which Association President Chris Cahill finds 'distressing'.

38 percent increase in firearms being pulled on NZ cops

RadioLive | Tue December 12th, 2017

38 percent increase in firearms being pulled on NZ cops - Police Association President Chris Cahill joins Wendyl Nissen to talk about the Nielsen survey that shows one in eight police officers have been threatened with a firearm in the last 12 months.

Ticket issuing system shakeup welcomed

TVNZ Breakfast | Fri December 8th, 2017

Ticket issuing system shakeup welcomed - Police in the Waikato district are now being encouraged to 'look a bit deeper' when issuing tickets for driving infringements, Police Association President Chris Cahill says.

Police recruitment a big ask

Newshub | Tue November 28th, 2017

Police recruitment a big ask -  Police Association President Chris Cahill has said the government's recruitment target of 1800 officers is a big ask, but is worth pursuing, even if it takes longer than planned.

Is recruiting police from overseas the answer?

RNZ | Thu November 2nd, 2017

Is recruiting police from overseas the answer? - The Police Association says looking offshore to boost police numbers is not the answer to the country's needs. Story: Government wants foreign police officers on fast-track.

New Police Minister promises more police

The Press | Tue October 31st, 2017

New Police Minister promises more police - Police Association President Chris Cahill has welcomed new Police Minister Stuart Nash's promise of 1800 more police, but has warned they need to be adequately resourced.

Police pursuits – who is to blame and what can be done?

RadioLive | Tue October 24th, 2017

Police pursuits – who is to blame and what can be done? - Police Assn President Chris Cahill talked to Mark Sainsbury on RadioLive about police pursuits, what the rules are and what the police think need to be done to prevent them. 

Police conference to focus on mental health

The AM Show | Wed October 11th, 2017

Police conference to focus on mental health - The mental health of its 11,000 serving members will be the focus of the NZ Police Association's annual conference in Wellington, President Chris Cahill said on The AM Show.