The delivery of the firearms registry has been well planned and well resourced and will be a game changer in terms of the safety of police officers and the wider New Zealand community because of the accountability it delivers.
Former Taupō area commander Warwick Morehu was appointed Royal New Zealand Police College director of training in February 2022 as the tail of Covid was still wagging and Operation Convoy was about to come to a head.
It has been 10 years since Police News “took off” with Wing 276 – following the careers of five recruits in the Maurie Cummings Wing who graduated on May 30, 2013. Wing 276 was notable at the time for having a high percentage of women (38%) and 43% were from Asian, Pasifika or Māori backgrounds. The 40 recruits were also the first to graduate with iPhones and iPads.