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Drug law investigation needed

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 1:45 pm | NZ Police Association

Police Association President Greg O’Connor has been quoted in various publications today as advocating for the liberalisation of cannabis laws. That is not correct. More >>

Association pleased officers’ concerns recognised

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 3:36 pm | NZ Police Association

“The Police Association welcomes the decision by the Law and Order Select Committee to inquire into why criminals are accessing firearms so easily,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Focus on gangs is timely

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 1:39 pm | NZ Police Association

“It is vital that the public of New Zealand do not become complacent about the extent to which gangs in New Zealand are expanding their sphere of intimidation. This week’s announcement and subsequent publicity around establishing a co-ordinated ... More >>

Police Association welcomes Collins appointment

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:14 pm | NZ Police Association

Police officers will be welcoming the news that Judith Collins will return as Police Minister, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Government just scraping by on Police Budgets

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:20 am | NZ Police Association

Police budgets have been frozen for five years and today’s Budget announcement doesn’t come close to undoing the damage those freezes have done, New Zealand Police Association Vice President Luke Shadbolt said. More >>

“Women Shaping Policing”

Friday, 24 April 2015, 11:52 am | NZ Police Association

Police Federation of Australia Women’s Advisory Committee Conference (PFA WAC) 28-29 April, Wellington More >>

Unanimous Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:26 pm | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time. More >>

Association welcomes new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:02 pm | NZ Police Association

“The New Zealand Police Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Verry to Chief Executive. Heather picks up the mantle from Chris Pentecost, who recently retired from this position,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said ... More >>

Missing persons - Horowhenua/Manawatu/Rangitikei

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 1:37 pm | NZ Police Association

Palmerston North Search and Rescue are looking for two missing persons.The missing persons are Craig NICHOLS, 35 years old and Louise OWEN, 30 years old. More >>

Body worn cameras must be properly funded

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 11:31 am | NZ Police Association

Any trial or introduction of body worn cameras must be accompanied by sufficient funding, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Greg O'Connor Re-Elected as Police Association President

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 5:18 pm | NZ Police Association

Delegates at the Police Association’s 78th annual conference have this afternoon re-elected Greg O’Connor as president for a further three year term. More >>

Surf Rescue Heroes Honoured with Award

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 9:17 am | NZ Police Association

The outstanding bravery of two Hawke's Bay police officers, who saved the life of a boy from treacherous surf at Napier in March this year, will be honoured today, as the Police Association presents New Zealand Police Association Bravery Awards ... More >>

Tamaki Drive stabbing highlights risks facing police

Monday, 7 October 2013, 12:36 pm | NZ Police Association

The stabbing of a police officer in Auckland today highlights the risks faced by every police officer even while carrying out routine, every day policing tasks, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Incidents show offenders are already armed

Friday, 20 September 2013, 11:45 am | NZ Police Association

Two more incidents in the last two days where fleeing drivers were found to be armed with handguns highlight the fact criminals are already armed, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Operation Eight IPCA report

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 12:45 pm | NZ Police Association

The release of the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s report into Operation Eight confirms that the operation was justified, but that mistakes were made in the termination, Police Association Vice-President Luke Shadbolt said today. More >>

PITT training changes a necessary evil

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 4:34 pm | NZ Police Association

Changes to Police Integrated Tactical Training (PITT) mean more than a third of constabulary police will not be trained to use firearms or Tasers, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Budget constraints underpin staff cuts, stations closures

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 2:16 pm | NZ Police Association

Cuts to budgets and non-constabulary support positions underpin station closure or hours/service reduction proposals not only in Auckland and the Hutt Valley, but around New Zealand, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today. More >>

Christchurch earthquake - Death toll passes 100

Friday, 25 February 2011, 9:22 am | NZ Police Association

The death toll from the Christchurch Earthquake is now 102 and this figure is still expected to rise. More >>

Association congratulates new Police Commissioner

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 1:36 pm | NZ Police Association

The Police Association today congratulated Peter Marshall on his appointment as Commissioner of New Zealand Police. “The appointment of Peter Marshall will go down well amongst police. He is a very experienced New Zealand police officer, with that experience ... More >>

Homicide Investigation Continues In Ruakaka

Friday, 1 January 2010, 2:28 pm | NZ Police Association

Whangarei Police continue their homicide investigation, Operation Te Kamo, following the death of a 30 year old female in Ruakaka last night. Detective Senior Sergeant Begbie advises that Police are not yet in the position to release the victim's name. More >>