Tag Archives: New Zealand

EBP in NZ

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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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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