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Public Service Pay Freeze And Unacceptable "bombshell" - Police Association

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 2:50 pm | NZ Police Association

The government’s "bombshell" announcement of a three-year public sector wage freeze was dropped at the very moment the Police Association sat down with Police to begin negotiations on the 2021 payround. Association President Chris Cahill says ... More >>

Police Association Says IPCA Bullying Report A Fair Assessment

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:24 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association considers the IPCA report on bullying, culture and related issues within Police, to be a fair assessment of the current situation in that it identifies the key problem areas, the progress Police has recently been ... More >>

Police Association Fully Supportive Of Gang Crackdown

Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:30 am | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association welcomes the Police nationwide initiative to crack down on gangs, targeting their firearms, violence, and the proceeds of their crimes. Operation Tauwhiro will be carried out across all 12 police districts over ... More >>

Police Association Deeply Saddened By Shooting Death Of Officer

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:13 pm | NZ Police Association

Police Association President Chris Cahill says the killing of an officer and the injuring of another officer is an absolute tragedy for those involved, their families, colleagues, and all New Zealanders. "We all know being a police officer is a ... More >>

Police Association Welcomes Long Overdue Tougher Gun Law

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 5:15 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association is both pleased and relieved that parliament has voted to pass into law the Arms Legislation Bill. Association President Chris Cahill says many of the reforms heralded in the bill fall into the ‘better late ... More >>

ARTs A Casualty Of Lack Of Community Consultation

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:50 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association understands the Police Commissioner’s decision to scrap the Armed Response Teams initiative, but says the move leaves some vital questions unanswered. Association President Chris Cahill says it is disappointing ... More >>

NZ Police Association Rejects Green Party’s ART/George Floyd Claims

Friday, 5 June 2020, 12:39 pm | NZ Police Association

President of the New Zealand Police Association, Chris Cahill, is appalled at the Green Party’s conflation of the trial of armed police teams (ARTs) in New Zealand, with the death of African American man George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis ... More >>

NZ Police Association Supports Members Facing Manslaughter Charges

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 1:17 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association is supporting the three officers who are now facing manslaughter charges in relation to the death of a man in the Hawera Police Station cells in June last year. Association President Chris Cahill says the officers ... More >>

Politicians Urged To ‘do The Right Thing’

Monday, 2 March 2020, 3:01 pm | NZ Police Association

For 30 years politicians have failed the memory of the Aramoana massacre victims, and the New Zealand Police Association is asking them to this week, in Parliament, avoid adding the victims of Christchurch to that legacy. "What that means is ... More >>

Firearms In New Zealand: Where To From Here?

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 10:45 am | NZ Police Association

Firearms in New Zealand: Where to from here? Chris Cahill, NZ Police Association President This time next week, all going well, Parliament will have passed the Arms Legislation Bill as the second tranche of firearms reforms designed to make all New ... More >>

Police Health Plan Wins Consumer NZ’s People’s Choice Award

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:11 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Health Plan which is administered by the Police Welfare Fund, has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for 2019. The award is the result of Consumer NZ’s customer satisfaction survey of health insurance providers, in ... More >>

Award for officers who arrested alleged Christchurch gunman

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 12:01 pm | NZ Police Association

The two officers involved in the capture and arrest of the alleged gunman in the March 15 attacks on two Christchurch mosques, are the recipients of the 2019 New Zealand Police Association Bravery Award. More >>

NZ Police Association supports next phase of gun law reform

Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:15 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association, Te Aka Hāpai backs the government’s emphasis on public safety as the driver of its second tranche of amendments to New Zealand’s firearms law, announced today. More >>

Scrapping VSO's dangerous and short-sighted

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:44 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association is deeply concerned that the jobs of the country’s 26 Vehicle Safety Officers (VSOs) are to be axed at a time when New Zealand’s road toll is unacceptably high, and climbing. More >>

Caution urged over publication of Taser camera footage

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:50 am | NZ Police Association

The Police Association has appealed to media outlets to show judgement and fairness if they publish Taser camera footage from a recent trial of four Hawkes Bay police officers. The officers were acquitted of assaulting Gregory McPeake by using either ... More >>

Police Association questions Shooting Club ban

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 12:49 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association is alarmed that a Wairarapa shooting club has banned police from using its firearms training facility in a bid to force Police National Headquarters to change its attitude on certain gun policies and procedures. More >>

Police Association welcomes commitment to policing

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 2:21 pm | NZ Police Association

New Zealand Police Association President Chris Cahill says the Government’s announcement of 1125 new police will make a real difference to the fight against crime in this country. More >>

Resourcing Critical to Changes in Youth Justice Age

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:23 pm | NZ Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association says it is vital that the Government adequately resource its decision to extend the youth justice system to include lower-risk 17-year-old offenders. More >>

Rise in child abuse investigations reflect pressure

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 5:11 pm | NZ Police Association

“Child abuse investigation has been a very heavily audited and scrutinised area of policing since the IPCA inquiry in 2007,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Association supports Pora compensation

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:00 am | NZ Police Association

The Police Association fully endorses the decision to compensate Teina Pora for wrongful imprisonment. The Association also believes the decision to apologise is the right one. More >>