Police

Dunedin crimefighting HQ has all bells and whistles

Dunedin crimefighting HQ has all bells and whistles

Welcome to the DCC - the new crime-fighting District Command Centre.

'Significant changes' to southern policing

'Significant changes' to southern policing

Policing in Otago and Southland is undergoing ''significant changes'' aimed at maximising frontline policing while reducing administration time, the Southern district's top cop says.

Challenges at sole-charge stations

Challenges at sole-charge stations

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.

Canoe theft bid left high and dry

Canoe theft bid left high and dry

Two teenagers were caught up a creek without a paddle last night after allegedly stealing a canoe from Kaikorai Valley College.

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.

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