Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Response to conviction of former police officer

Response to conviction of former police officer on theft charge


Canterbury Police District Commander Superintendent Gary Knowles says the conviction today of former Christchurch police officer Trevor Hinkley on a theft charge affirms the seriousness with which Police view this type of offending.

Suppression orders around the officer's identity have today been lifted by the Court.

"It is always disappointing to have to bring charges against any police officer," Superintendent Knowles says.

"We take allegations of dishonest behaviour by our staff extremely seriously - and we do not tolerate corruption in any form.

"It is particularly distressing when an officer betrays the trust of the community, as their dishonest actions are a slur on all police, who serve our citizens with integrity and honesty.

"It is important that we hold our officers to the highest standards of accountability at all times. Cases such as this confirm that such behaviour will be brought to light and appropriate action taken.

"I am satisfied that Police acted promptly once this offending was brought to our attention, and a thorough and complex investigation phase was undertaken which resulted in multiple charges being brought before the court."

Superintendent Knowles confirmed that Hinkley had left Police employment in December 2012. An internal investigation had been commenced but was not completed as the officer resigned.

"We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of the community. If members of the public have concerns over any interactions with any officer, we ask them to contact police. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Environment Commission: Time For Historic Step For Climate Change

Dr Wright has recommended a new Act that is similar to the UK Climate Change Act...

A similar law in New Zealand would put emissions targets into law, and require the setting of carbon budgets that would act as stepping stones towards the targets. It would also establish a high-powered independent expert group that would crunch the numbers and provide objective advice. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Act, The Centre-Right’s Perennial Ugly Duckling

Act endures, despite its thoroughly fossilized views: it is the only lighthouse still shining the beams of 1980s market fundamentalism out into the electoral darkness. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Changes To Temporary Work Visas Confirmed

“The consultation process resulted in around 170 submissions and today’s announcement shows the Government has listened to the feedback raised by employers and industry, particularly in the regions,” Mr Woodhouse says. More>>

ALSO:

Rental WOF Passes 2nd Reading: Little Bill Goes A Long Way

The strong call from the public for warm, dry, healthy rentals has helped the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to pass its second reading, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Incomes & Housing Costs: No Signs Of Real Improvement For Poorest Families

CPAG: The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. More>>

ALSO:

Turei To Be Interviewed By MSD: Gordon Campbell On The Real Truth Deficit In Welfare

It has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s – as compared to how little time and energy is being put into the point of her personal example. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election