Recent Media

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

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.

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.

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'.

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 mental health threatened by under-resourcing

NZ Herald | Wed October 11th, 2017

Police mental health threatened by under-resourcing - Police mental health is being hurt just as much from lack of staff, as the trauma of terrible road crashes and violence, says the Police Association.

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.

Police Assn conference to focus on mental health of police officers

Radio 531pi | Tue October 10th, 2017

Police Assn conference to focus on mental health of police officers - Police Association President Chris Cahill speaks with Radio 531pi about the Association's upcoming annual conference and its theme of 'Resilience Matters'.

Police Assn calls for nationwide synthetic drugs taskforce

Stuff.co.nz | Wed September 20th, 2017

Police Assn calls for nationwide synthetic drugs taskforce - Police Association President Chris Cahill has called on Police to establish a national taskforce to tackle synthetic drugs, saying that 20 known deaths make it a crisis that needs a coordinated response.

Police Assn calls attack on Dunedin officers 'disgusting'

Otago Daily Times | Fri September 1st, 2017

Police Assn calls attack on Dunedin officers 'disgusting' - The Police Association has condemned the behaviour of two people accused of assaulting two Dunedin police officers with a garden table leg.

One in eight police officers threatened with a gun

Radio NZ | Wed August 23rd, 2017

One in eight police officers threatened with a gun - A surge in the number of police threatened with a firearm in the past two years shows that New Zealand's gun problem is increasing, says the Police Association.

Rotorua robbery victims praise police

NZ Herald | Sat August 19th, 2017

Rotorua robbery victims praise police - Police Association President Chris Cahill has commented on the positive impact of new police officers, saying the situation nearly got to breaking point before the Government announcement.

Nearly 1000 police staff referred to trauma counselling last year

Stuff.co.nz | Mon May 29th, 2017

Nearly 1000 police staff referred to trauma counselling last year - More than 900 police staff were referred for counselling in 2016, but more needs to be done, the president of the Police Association says.

Without extra numbers police would be in 'real crisis'

NZ Herald | Thu May 25th, 2017

Without extra numbers police would be in 'real crisis' - Police were at a "breaking point" and would have been in a "real crisis" had the Government not announced its half-billion-dollar package for more boots on the ground, says the Police Association.

'We're losing the war on meth', says Police Association

Newstalk ZB | Tue May 23rd, 2017

'We're losing the war on meth', says Police Association - Police Association President Chris Cahill spoke with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking about the growing problem of meth in NZ.