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The Police Association is proud to produce its monthly Police News magazine, both printed and online, providing news, in-depth feature stories and information on products and services offered by the Police Welfare Fund for members and their families. There are 11 issues a year, starting in February.

We’re always interested in stories for Police News; if you have a suggestion, please email editor@policeassn.org.nz.

Police News August 2020

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State of the unions - the difference between police unionism in America and New Zealand; custody units - the worse they are, the higher the risk to staff and detainees; a new Facebook forum for police families; and, donations for the families of killed and injured police officers grow.

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Police News July 2020

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Grief and support in the police family after the shock killing of Constable Matthew Hunt in the line of duty; views from the frontline on the decision to abandon the armed response teams trial; law reforms make gun ownership a privilege, not a right; and the end of a hairdressing era at the Police College.

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Police News June 2020

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Heading for the Coast - the joy of heartland policing; Positive and negatives of the cannabis bill; Kiwi police officers help out in Vanuatu; and Covid-19 crime stats.

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Police News May 2020

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Trapped in a steel cage: car rammings on the rise; Covid-19: from the frontline; and challenges for the new commissioner.

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Police News April 2020

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NZPA Sportsperson of the Year is cricketer Katie Perkins; Covid-19: How the crisis is affecting our members; the exacting work of the Specialist Search Group; and Grounded? The Police College is running out of wing patrons.

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Police News March 2020

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Police Welfare Fund manager Pete Hayes retires; former cop Todd Hilleard shares his story of finding a way back from PTSI; former Strike Force Raptor boss Deborah Wallace talks about her career; and the association makes the case for mandatory sentencing for assaults on first responders.

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