Police

Big reduction in assaults on police

Big reduction in assaults on police

Tasers and training are credited with a double-digit drop in assaults against police.

Becoming inspector is ambition realised

Becoming inspector is ambition realised

A new breed of young inspectors is challenging traditional notions in the Southern police district. Rosie Manins talks to Inspector Mel Aitken about her swift rise through the ranks.

Woman apologises; has no recollection

Woman apologises; has no recollection

Queenstown police are warning people to look after their friends and their drinks following an alleged incident in the resort early on Christmas Day.

Motorists 'getting message' on speed

Motorists 'getting message' on speed

Police have issued fewer speed camera tickets, as New Zealand motorists ''get the message about speeding''.

Policing district change mooted

Policing district change mooted

The Clutha policing district could be placed under Southland, if an idea floated by police is adopted.

Southern police lead the way

Southern police lead the way

The Southern police district is leading the country in reducing serious road crashes, and performing well in all other key policing services.

Criminal escaped on smoking break

Criminal escaped on smoking break

A dangerous criminal escaped custody at the Dunedin Central police station while outside on a smoking break, police have confirmed.

Police decline to say how man escaped

Police decline to say how man escaped

Dunedin police will not reveal how a man, whom they described as a dangerous criminal, was able to escape from custody at the Dunedin Central police station this week.

Young women filmed in the act

Young women filmed in the act

CCTV footage showing two young women apparently urinating on the floor of an inner-city business has been handed to Dunedin police.

Swoop nets 'crime family'

Swoop nets 'crime family'

A 78-year-old woman and 76-year-old man are among 17 people, most with connections to the Invercargill-based Road Knights motorcycle gang, charged after police swooped on 14 properties yesterday.

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