Tag Archives: New Zealand

Global terrorism in 2019

Worldwide, annual terror attacks and deaths have both dropped by about 50% between 2014 and 2019, as reported here. In 2019, the 5th consecutive year of decreases, 8,500 attacks resulted in 20,300 deaths. Afghanistan accounted for 21% of global attacks … Continue reading

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2020 NZ POP awards

The community-focused Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services (MPES) initiative took top prize at the 2020 New Zealand Police Problem-Oriented Policing Conference, as reported here. A national initiative aimed at holding low-level offenders accountable while keeping them out of the formal … Continue reading

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World Class Policing

Initial World Class Policing awards were recently announced as reported here. The awards “reflect that effective modern day policing requires partnership and collaboration, whether in teams of officers and staff; collaboration between forces; multi-agency operations; wider public sector involvement; and … Continue reading

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NZ police win World Class Policing award

The New Zealand Police were among 5 winners of the inaugural World Class Policing awards handed out recently, as reported here. They won for their Mobility initiative, credited with saving 500,000 staff hours per year, including an app that replaced … Continue reading

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Pursuits examined in New Zealand

As reported here and here, police in New Zealand are re-examining their vehicle pursuit practices following a recent fatal crash. In that incident, a 17-year-old fleeing driver hit another car, killing a 64-year-old man. Studies suggest that the immaturity of … Continue reading

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2019 International POP Conference

The 2019 International POP Conference will be held November 11-13 in Santa Cruz, California. The preliminary agenda and registration information are here. The 5 finalist agencies for the Herman Goldstein award (representing New Zealand and the UK) will present their … Continue reading

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Our data, you asked

New Zealand Police has released an annual report for 2018, available here, that summarizes crime and police activity data regularly updated on their portal, located here. The report’s introduction states “Our evidence-based approach to policing uses statistical information, combined with the skills, knowledge, and … Continue reading

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This article profiles the work of the Evidence-Based Policing team in the New Zealand Police. The unit is staffed with researchers, data scientists, and design experts and has university and private sector partners. The plan is to conduct short- and … Continue reading

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Video on evidence-based policing

A new 15-minute video explaining evidence-based policing is available here. It provides examples, features several leading academic and police experts on the topic, and is presented in a clear, uncomplicated way.

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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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