Category Archives: Oceania

Custom Blackberry CEO busted

This article reports a multi-national investigation by the U.S., Canada, and Australia into a company that provided custom Blackberry devices for secure communication within private networks, with encryption and remote “wiping” if a phone was seized by authorities. About 20,000 … Continue reading

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Norway, New Zealand seeking gender parity

This article reports that 48% of students seeking entry to Norway’s Police University College in 2018 are women. This article reports that 42 of 80 recruits in the latest class of the Royal New Zealand Police College are women. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,┬ábased on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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Use of force in New Zealand

New Zealand Police released a very thorough report and analysis of “tactical options” used during 2016, available here. There was no use of force in 99.9% of 3.5 million public interactions and in over 99% of “offender proceedings.” Tasers were … Continue reading

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Clever recruiting video

Police agencies around the world are getting more and more innovative with their recruiting practices. Here’s a clever video from the New Zealand Police — click the “watch now” button. The same video is here on Facebook.

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50/50 gender target in Australia’s Northern Territories

This article reports that women comprise 35% of the sworn police workforce in the Northern Territories, a remote section of Australia. The force has a goal of reaching a 50/50 gender split by 2020. Recruitment of constables, Aboriginal community officers, … Continue reading

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