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December 2008
Welcome to the community edition of Ten-One for December 2008.

December's edition focuses on illicit drugs and the steps taken by police to deal with those responsible for causing many hundreds of millions of dollars worth of socioeconomic harm to our country.

Police have made some real inroads - locating and destroying 25 percent more cannabis this year, a five-year record. A congress held in Wellington at the end of last month bought together delegates from around the world to discuss and develop good practice around the issue of methamphetamine manufacture and distribution.

There is an important message about a new frequency for distress beacons, old emergency beacons may be now be redundant and should be replaced with new beacons before the beginning of February.

This Community Edition also acknowledges the contribution of volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to help those in need - including the police.


Anna Woolnough
Editor Ten-One

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Focus on drugs

 Successful national cannabis operation nets record plants

Good flying weather and targeted flying using intelligence gathered throughout the year netted excellent results for Operation Julia, the 2007/2008 National Cannabis Crime Operation (NCCO).

Congress targets chemical diversion

NZ Police hosted the Chemical Diversion Congress at the end of November; Detective Inspector Stuart Mills, who played a key role in organising the conference says, "this sends a clear domestic and international signal that we are committed to preventing illicit drug related crime and reducing the harm caused by illicit drugs.”

Police operations

Op Saxton unites community

Community spirit coupled with Kiwi ingenuity were the key contributors to the successful recovery of helicopter pilot Morgan Saxton’s body from Lake Wanaka after he went missing on a routine flight between Haast and Wanaka in early November.

Central District on a roll

Sterling efforts by staff in Central District saw nine people arrested and charged for three separate murder inquiries over a five day period.

Emergency Distress Beacons must be upgraded

New distress beacons will save lives

Boaties, aviators and trampers will all be affected by a change to a global satellite system and are being urged to upgrade their emergency distress beacons.

Working with the community

 Saying thank you to the volunteers

Volunteer Support Workers for Victim Support were the centre of attention at a special dinner at the Royal New Zealand Police College in October.

Volunteer day celebrated

Friday 5 December was International Volunteer Day – Police employees were encouraged to make a cup of tea for the police volunteers at the station and say thank you.

New MOU marks refreshed approach to neighbourhood support

Neighbourhood support members from around the country attended PNHQ on Tuesday 25 November to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with police to reinforce the commitment of both groups to engage productively with regard to crash and crime reduction.

Party register provides opportunity to ‘nip problems in the bud’

Disorder caused by gatecrashers may soon be a thing of the past after the introduction of a party register by police in Palmerston North City.

Commissioners say no to family violence

Police Commissioners from every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand have joined together to combat family violence.

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