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Read in-depth feature stories, news articles and the president's column from each issue of Police News.

  • Policing commitment welcomed

    Featured ArticlesNZPA

    Election year kicked off to a strong $388 million start for police.

  • The war on meth

    Featured ArticlesNZPA

    If the phrase “the war on drugs” has lost some of its impact in recent years, Police’s National Clandestine Laboratory Team has no doubt that is exactly what they are engaged in when combating the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine.  By Ellen Brook

  • In the disaster zone

    Featured ArticlesNZPA - Ellen Brook

    A police officer standing at a cordon by a wrecked or unstable building, on a dangerous piece of road or near a flooded plain, or being flown into disaster areas, is a reminder of how our members are the ones who must go to and remain in places of risk to protect others.

  • What's up in Northland?

    Featured ArticlesNZPA - Ellen Brook

    Northland police teams are under siege – gang and drug activity from outside and staffing problems from within. At least that’s the way it’s feeling to the staff and their supervisors. Ellen Brook reports.

  • Leap of faith

    Featured ArticlesNZPA - Ellen Brook

    Sergeant Jonathan Westrupp has no recollection of diving head first through the glass of a second-storey bathroom window during an armed siege in April. Moments beforehand, however, he knows he made a calculated decision that it was the best option to get away from a wanted man who had just shot and killed a police dog in the hallway of the Porirua house. Ellen Brook reports.

  • In dog we trust

    Featured ArticlesNZPA - Heather McDonald

    Last month, Police lost one of its four-legged own when police dog Gazza was killed in the line of duty during an incident in Porirua when an officer was also injured. When police dogs are injured or killed, the whole country responds. The loss is felt deeply, not only by the dog section, but also the Police Dog Trust, which helps fund the breeding and training of our heroic police dogs. Heather McDonald reports on the trust’s vision for the future.