Tasers and training are credited with a double-digit drop in
assaults against police.
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
Queenstown police are warning people to look after their
friends and their drinks following an alleged incident in the
resort early on Christmas Day.
Police have issued fewer speed camera tickets, as New Zealand
motorists ''get the message about speeding''.
The Clutha policing district could be placed under Southland,
if an idea floated by police is adopted.
The Southern police district is leading the country in
reducing serious road crashes, and performing well in all
other key policing services.
A dangerous criminal
escaped custody at the Dunedin Central police station while
outside on a smoking break, police have confirmed.
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.
CCTV footage showing two young women apparently urinating on
the floor of an inner-city business has been handed to
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
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