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Terrorist threat level up, yet Government won’t arm police

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:27 pm | Police Association

The Government’s refusal to arm police means police officers are ill-equipped to defend themselves or others, whether from terrorists or other armed criminals, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Guns need to be on officers’ hips

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:45 am | Police Association

Yesterday’s armed offender incident at Waitakere Hospital shows that firearms locked in Police vehicles will, sooner or later, prove too far away to save a life, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Association welcomes new Police Minister

Monday, 6 October 2014, 12:46 pm | Police Association

The Police Association today congratulated Hon Michael Woodhouse on his appointment as Minister of Police. More >>

Crime drop a credit to police

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:45 pm | Police Association

Further falls in recorded crime for 2013/2014 are a credit to police across the country, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Police Remembrance Day

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:49 pm | Police Association

This week, Police staff and others have been wearing the distinctive huia feather-shaped Police Remembrance Pin as they reflect on those who have lost their lives in service to the society they swore to protect. Police Remembrance Day falls on the 29th of ... More >>

Greg O’Connor re-elected Chair of ICPRA

Monday, 23 June 2014, 12:40 pm | Police Association

New Zealand Police Association President Greg O’Connor was re-elected Chair of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA) at the council’s biennial meeting in Cape Town on Friday last week. More >>

Policing harder following 2014 Budget

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 5:02 pm | Police Association

Policing will be harder this year than last, following a cut in this year’s Budget, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Crime drop a fitting tribute to outgoing Commissioner

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:33 pm | Police Association

Further falls in recorded crime for calendar 2013 are a fitting tribute to outgoing Commissioner Peter Marshall, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Incident shows offenders are already armed

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 1:57 pm | Police Association

An incident yesterday where off duty Superintendent Sandra Manderson had a firearm presented at her by a jewellery thief further confirms the fact criminals are already armed, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Association congratulates new Police Commissioner

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 2:49 pm | Police Association

The Police Association today congratulated Mike Bush on his appointment as Commissioner of New Zealand Police. “This will be a popular appointment amongst police. Mike Bush has policed his way to the top, most recently as Deputy Commissioner: Operations, ... More >>

Court of Appeal ruling in Red Devils case welcomed

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:28 pm | Police Association

The Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn a High Court stay of prosecution against 21 Red Devils gang members and associates is the right decision, because it is in the public interest that those accused of serious offences face trial, Police Association ... More >>

Police Remembrance Day

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 2:02 pm | Police Association

This week, Police staff and others have been wearing the distinctive huia feather-shaped Police Remembrance Pin as they reflect on those who have lost their lives in service to the society they swore to protect. More >>

No relief for Police in 2013 Budget

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6:49 pm | Police Association

Today’s Budget confirms funding for Police remains frozen, which means Police will face continued pressure to make savings to meet rising costs for the foreseeable future, Police Association Vice-President Stuart Mills said today. More >>

Fleeing drivers, not police, cause crashes

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 10:53 am | Police Association

A fatal crash involving a fleeing driver overnight once again highlights that it is the fleeing driver, and not police, who are responsible for such tragedies, Police Association President Greg O'Connor said today. More >>

Report confirms fleeing driver to blame

Friday, 10 May 2013, 3:52 pm | Police Association

The IPCA report released yesterday into the tragic deaths in Gisborne last year of passengers Peter Bunyan and Holly Gunn, and fleeing driver Dylan Kingi, clearly shows the fleeing driver alone is responsible for such deaths, Police Association President ... More >>

Warnings from departing police officers must not go unheeded

Monday, 15 April 2013, 11:03 am | Police Association

Comments from departing Taranaki police officer Grant Coward that budget cuts were disheartening police, and could lead to crime increases, echo the sorts of warnings that went unheeded in the late 1990s with disastrous consequences, Police Association ... More >>

Crime drop reflects excellent police work

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 3:35 pm | Police Association

Big drops in recorded crime reflect the hard work and dedication of police officers and non-constabulary support staff, even at a time when they are under pressure from restructuring, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

IPCA Taser report shows context is key

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 3:31 pm | Police Association

An Independent Police Conduct Authority Report, released today, which finds Police Taser use against a man in Christchurch in 2010 was justified, should serve as a reminder that media and the public need to be wary about jumping to conclusions before ... More >>

Mobile technology rollout welcome

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 12:01 pm | Police Association

The rollout of mobile technology will boost effectiveness of frontline police, Police Association President Greg O'Connor said today. More >>

WOF changes will require more police

Monday, 28 January 2013, 4:47 pm | Police Association

The decision to reduce warrant of fitness frequency for newer vehicles is welcome, but increased police roadside enforcement will require more staff – not just more money, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

 

 

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