Police

Top cops could be lured to UK

Top New Zealand police officers could be lured to run British police forces under a proposed shake-up in the UK.

Police attack - 'Right decision' not to draw gun

Police attack - 'Right decision' not to draw gun

A mob attack on a lone Waikato police officer could have turned even uglier had he drawn his pistol, Police Commissioner Peter Marshall says.

Attacked officer grateful for help

Attacked officer grateful for help

A police officer attacked by a mob in the coastal Waikato town of Kawhia on Friday night has expressed his gratitude for the help he received from locals.

Petty crime no small matter in South

Petty crime no small matter in South

Petty crime: no matter if it is a stolen bottle of milk, a nicked kid's bike or a garden gnome gone walkabout, it still matters to someone, and it still matters to police in the South. Hamish McNeilly reports.

Policeman charged with baton assault

A police officer has been charged with assault following an incident before Christmas when he used his baton while allegedly under attack.

Police staff on wrong side of law

Police staff on wrong side of law

At least 67 police staff have been arrested in the past three years while serving on the force. Some of the charges include dealing LSD, assault, drink-driving and theft.

Eye in sky helps police nab speedsters

A motorist travelling at 135kmh in the central North Island is among bad drivers caught by a police "eye in the sky".

Police say electronic monitoring effective, despite absconders

Police say electronic monitoring effective, despite absconders

Police have expressed confidence in their use of ankle bracelets, despite figures revealing 13% of defendants have escaped electronic monitoring since the scheme was introduced in 2006.

Tough targets set to reduce Maori offending

Police and iwi have set tough targets for reducing Maori offending and road fatalities as part of a new Whanau Ora initiative.

Police say searches made in good faith

Police say searches made in good faith

Police have admitted there were things they should have done better to ensure the validity of search warrants used to search the homes of two Dunedin ACC claimants.

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