Recent Media

Police Association wants party law change

Radio NZ | Fri August 29th, 2014

Police Association wants party law change - The Police Association wants a law change to allow police to shut down out of control parties.

Police Association urges policy crackdown

NZ Herald | Thu August 21st, 2014

Police Association urges policy crackdownIncluded in the proposals listed in the Police Association’s policy document is a sterner stance on defendants' refusals to co-operate with statements and evidence.

Police Association outlines election year wishlist

Stuff.co.nz | Wed August 20th, 2014

Police lobby group outlines its wishlist for the election year and the Police Minster responds - coverage of the Police Association policy document launch by the Dominion Post and Stuff.co.nz.

Police Association says frozen budget biting

Radio NZ | Wed August 20th, 2014

The Police Association has set out its policy wishlist and says the frozen police budget is starting to have a serious impact on policing - coverage from Radio NZ.

Police Association pushes for tactical options

3News | Tue August 19th, 2014

Police Association pushes for tactical options - The Police Association has set out their wish list for this year's election and it includes fulltime use of Tasers and firearms for officers.

Police Association launches policy document

TVNZ Breakfast | Tue August 19th, 2014

Police Association launches policy document - Police Association President Greg O'Connor on TVNZ Breakfast discussing recommendations around fleeing drivers from the Police Association's 2014 policy document.

Call for tougher penalties for fleeing drivers

ONE News | Tue August 19th, 2014

Call for tougher penalties for fleeing driversThe Police Association has called on the Government to impose tougher penalties for drivers who evade police.

Police Association responds to fatal shooting report

TVNZ Breakfast | Fri July 18th, 2014

Police Association responds to fatal shooting report - Luke Shadbolt, Vice-President of the Police Association, discusses the coroner's report into the death of Lachan Kelly-Tumarae in 2011.

Police Association welcomes training changes

Newstalk ZB | Tue July 1st, 2014

Police Association welcomes training changesThe Police Association is welcoming changes to police training as a step in the right direction for improving the safety of officers.

Police feel pressure

Herald on Sunday | Sun June 22nd, 2014

Police feel pressureTight budgets and heavy workloads are being blamed for the "record levels" of personal grievances being laid by police employees, the Police Association says.

Meth focus reduced

Radio NZ | Thu June 19th, 2014

Meth focus reduced - The Police Association has warned that the temporary disbanding of up to four organised crime squads in the North Island could allow the methamphetamine trade to gain traction.

Officer’s excessive taser use a training issue

TVNZ Breakfast | Fri June 13th, 2014

Officer’s excessive Taser use a training issuePolice Association President Greg O’Connor says that an officer’s excessive taser use as reported by the IPCA was a training issue.

IPCA report response

Newstalk ZB | Thu June 12th, 2014

IPCA report response - Police Association President Greg O'Connor talks to Larry Williams about the IPCA report which says a Whakatane policeman used a taser against a man in a way that was excessive and contrary to law.

Police presence in West Auckland questioned

RadioLIVE | Thu June 12th, 2014

Police presence in West Auckland questioned - Police Association President Greg O’Connor talks to RadioLIVE about whether the police presence in West Auckland is strong enough, following a fatal stabbing in Henderson.

Lessons to be learnt in Banks case

ONE News | Mon June 9th, 2014

Lessons to be learnt in Banks casePolice Association President Greg O'Connor says that the political donations case will change how police deal with complaints against MPs.

Body cameras on police wishlist

Newstalk ZB | Thu June 5th, 2014

Body cameras on police wishlist  - Police Association President Greg O’Connor says that while body cameras would be nice to have, the tight police budget won’t stretch that far.

Optimism in police despite Roastbusters mistakes

3 News Firstline | Fri May 23rd, 2014

Optimism in police despite Roastbusters mistakes - Police Association President Greg O'Connor talks to 3 News about the IPCA report into the police mishandling of the Roastbusters incident.

Police accept criticism in Roastbusters case

Newstalk ZB | Thu May 22nd, 2014

Police accept criticism in Roastbusters case - Police Association President Greg O'Connor talks to Larry Williams about the report from the IPCA into the Roastbusters case.

Police Association warns of hard year after funding trimmed

NZ Herald | Fri May 16th, 2014

Police Association warns of hard year after funding trimmedPolice officers have warned "something will break" if their budget is squeezed any further after the Government sliced a little more off their funding.

Police despair at freeze

Stuff.co.nz | Fri May 16th, 2014

Police despair at freezePolice Association President Greg O'Connor has said the freeze on the police budget will make policing harder.

Police dismayed at lack of extra funding in Budget

ONE News | Fri May 16th, 2014

Police dismayed at lack of extra funding in BudgetBudget cuts for the police will affect their ability to respond to crime, according to the Police Association.

More to be done about police safety

Newstalk ZB | Wed May 14th, 2014

More to be done about police safety Police Association President Greg O'Connor says an increase in serious assaults on officers is concerning.

Police push to get more women in the force

NZ Herald | Tue April 15th, 2014

Police push to get more women in the forceA reluctance to relocate and the PERF scheme of the 1990s are to blame for why there aren't enough policewomen in senior positions, the Police Association says.

New Commissioner the 'man for the moment'

TVNZ Breakfast | Wed April 2nd, 2014

New Commissioner the 'man for the moment'Police Association President Greg O'Connor speaks to TVNZ Breakfast about new Police Commissioner Mike Bush, who takes over the role today.

Majority accept Mike Bush as top cop

NZ Herald | Mon March 24th, 2014

Majority accept Mike Bush as top cop - About 50 per cent of the 750 people polled in a Herald DigiPoll believed comments by incoming police commissioner Mike Bush should not keep him from leading the force.

Police want power to issue roadside drink-driving fines

NZ Herald | Wed March 5th, 2014

Police want power to issue drink-driving fines at roadside - Police Association Vice-President Luke Shadbolt argued for changes to drink-driving legislation at a parliamentary select committee hearing today.

'Heck of a job ahead' for Bush

3 News Firstline | Tue February 25th, 2014

'Heck of a job ahead' for Bush - Police Association President Greg O’Connor speaks to Firstline about the challenges Mike Bush will face as Commissioner of Police.

Crewe case challenge for new top cop

NZ Herald | Tue February 25th, 2014

Crewe case challenge for new top cop Police Association President Greg O'Connor says Mike Bush was wise to apologise for comments made in the eulogy he gave at Bruce Hutton's funeral before stepping into the role of Commissioner.

Drunks in cells not ideal situation

TVNZ Breakfast | Mon February 24th, 2014

Drunks in cells not ideal situationPolice Association President Greg O’Connor says there will be a considerable inquiry after the death of a man in custody at Manukau Police HQ.

Association backs body worn cameras

Stuff.co.nz | Tue February 11th, 2014

Association backs body worn cameras - Police Association President Greg O'Connor is in favour of body worn cameras on police, but only if appropriate funding is given to manage the expensive process of handling the data.