Tag Archives: New Zealand

Police pursuits in New Zealand

New Zealand Police engaged in 4096 vehicle pursuits in 2018, a 75% increase since 2009. Over that time, the proportion of pursuits abandoned as too risky has doubled, reaching 59% last year, as reported here. Police argue the level of … Continue reading

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Growing danger from right-wing violence

The mosque massacre in New Zealand has focused attention on right-wing and white-nationalist violence, as reported here. Last year in the U.S., 49 of 50 extremist-related killings were tied to far-right perpetrators, and the EU saw a doubling in 2017 … Continue reading

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“Good catch” in New Zealand

This article provides information on the apprehension of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacker. Two officers from an outlying area, who happened to be in the city for a training session, went operational, spotted the fleeing vehicle, made the decision … Continue reading

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Arming police in New Zealand

Currently, police in New Zealand do not routinely carry firearms on their person, but all are trained and have access from their vehicles. As reported here, 66% of police staff now support “general arming,” up from 48% a decade ago. … Continue reading

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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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