Tag Archives: New Zealand

NZ recruit class 54% women

This press release reports graduation of the most recent police recruit class in New Zealand. Of 78 new constables, 42 are women. The announcement indicates that many of the graduates have “a background in sport, including orienteering, athletics, rugby, and … Continue reading

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Researchers in the ranks

This article reports the recent conference of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which mainly featured current police officers presenting results from their own research. The organization, just a few years old, mirrors similar ones in the UK, Canada, Australia/New … Continue reading

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Road safety down in New Zealand

This article reports a major review of road safety in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. Fatalities and serious injuries have increased dramatically since 2012 while enforcement and breath testing has declined. The transport agency is criticized for “Not allowing safety … Continue reading

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Police training evolution in NZ

This article describes changes made in the curriculum and operating style of New Zealand’s police academy. Emphasis on marching, saluting, and uniformity of appearance has been reduced, with more focus on developing problem solving and interpersonal skills. Some traditionalists are … Continue reading

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Finland is happiest

According to the latest World Happiness Report, Finlanders are happiest among 156 countries while Venezuelans are least happy. By region, North Americans (combined with Australia and New Zealand in this analysis) and Western Europeans are the most happy while South … 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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