Policing in Otago and Southland is undergoing ''significant
changes'' aimed at maximising frontline policing while
reducing administration time, the Southern district's top cop
With the possibility of further restructuring across the
Southern policing district, Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus
takes a moment to look at our small community stations.
Two teenagers were caught up a creek without a paddle last
night after allegedly stealing a canoe from Kaikorai Valley
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.
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