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New Year Honours: Hawke's Bay police Senior Sergeant Bryan Smith, MNZM

Recent NewsNZ Herald

He is recognised for his service to NZ Police, including as a member and leader of the Hawke's Bay Armed Offenders Squad.

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NZ police officers recognised with New Year Honours

Recent NewsStuff

Two police veterans have received New Year Honours for their services to New Zealand Police.

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Increase in mental health calls put down to better knowledge

Recent NewsOtago Daily Times

An increase in the number of mental health cases police are dealing with in the South could just be because people are calling for help more.

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Gun buy-back, amnesty ends, police now on hunt for illegal firearms

Recent NewsNZ Herald

More than 56,346 prohibited and unlawful firearms were removed from circulation in the buy-back and amnesty.

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Attacks on cops, firefighters, ambos and jail staff to be heavily penalised, MP says

Recent NewsStuff

Chris Cahill said the bill showed a recognition "that the risks continue to grow, and in some way have spread beyond police" to other first…

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Park Island lockdown: Man charged with firearms offences over Napier incident

Recent NewsNZ Herald

Police officers arrested the man after he allegedly aimed a firearm at police at the sports ground.

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