Tag Archives: New Zealand

NZ police release new recruiting video

This press release announces a new “Breaking News” recruiting video for the New Zealand police, following last year’s “hugely successful ‘World’s Most Entertaining Police Recruitment Video’” which generated 2,500 applicants above the normal level. The NZ police are aiming for … Continue reading

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NZ POP awards

This article announces the 2018 winner of New Zealand’s top evidence-based problem-oriented policing award as well as five other other finalists. The winning project targeted a serious drug and violence problem in a community in the Bay of Plenty area … Continue reading

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2018 POP conference agenda

The Center for Problem Oriented Policing will hold its 28th annual conference November 5-7 in Providence, Rhode Island. The draft agenda and registration information are here. Among the presenters will be finalist agencies from New Zealand, the UK, and the … Continue reading

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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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