Ten One No. 407 October 2016 is brought to you by New Zealand Police.

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No. 407 October 2016

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we look at the new Child Sex Offender Register, see some of the stars of a police dog calendar, welcome our medal-winning Paralympian back to work, share a special moment at Police’s Memorial Wall and check in at a police station boxing night. In a special feature we meet Sergeant Rhona Stace, a veteran officer on a unique journey within the organisation.


You can also read Direct Line, Commissioner Mike Bush's latest blog about Police issues.


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National News

Child Sex Offender Register launched

From 14 October, the Child Sex Offender Register gives Police another tool to help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.



Action for safer whanau

The feedback from frontline staff was resounding – 30 percent of ideas received during the first phase of Policing Excellence: the Future were about family violence and the need for better tools and processes.

Safer Olympics together

Police’s Olympics mission was a success, with out-of-competition dramas averted and Kiwi athletes making headlines only for the right reasons.

The one-woman band

They thought she wouldn’t last a year as sole-charge officer in Middlemarch, Central Otago – but Senior Constable Helen Fincham-Putter proved them wrong.

Gone but never lost

To the young they may be names from family stories. To the less-young they are James, Heke and Bernie; cousin, father, husband, brother, uncle; loved ones lost too soon but never lost to memory.

Dog days (and months)

2017 will be the year of the police dog as our four-legged crimefighters get their very own calendar.

News from Police districts

No ordinary Monday

“I styled my hair differently, put on some tinted moisturiser and lip gloss and came to work dressed appropriately for a uniformed female member of staff,” says Sergeant Rhona Stace.



Dog team’s track and trace

Plunging through bush in the dead of night, with his patrol dog Gordy hot on the scent of a suspect, Senior Constable Tom Frost realised he couldn’t tell the Comms operator where he was.

Rosella reaches out

As the dust settled from the termination of Operation Rosella, investigators set about reducing demand for the drug at the centre of the offending.

Communities invited to whistle up help

Police in Canterbury are encouraging rural communities to ‘give us a whistle’ if they need help.

Happy to be home

From the heat and excitement of Rio to the cool and relative calm of Dunedin, our medal-winning Paralympian Jess Hamill is glad to be home.

Fighting the good fight

There may have been a few bruises but heads were held high after a night of boxing at Dunedin Central Police Station last month.


Protecting the vulnerable
By Commissioner Mike Bush

Kia ora. This past month has seen some key initiatives that will help us prevent offending and re-victimisation of some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Minister’s Word
A view from Police Minister Judith Collins

I was very sorry to miss the Police Remembrance Day service last month through illness.

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