Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New police commander for Eastern Bay of Plenty

New police commander for Eastern Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty, 18 March 2014 - Eastern Bay of Plenty has a new police commander with Inspector Kevin Taylor officially taking up the mantle from today.

He succeeds Sandra Venables who took up the role of District Commander Eastern District in the Hawkes Bay earlier this year with a promotion to superintendent.

Inspector Taylor, who is married with four children, has served the New Zealand community as a police officer for 31 years.

Aside from Lower Hutt and Hamilton, the majority of his policing career has been here in the Bay of Plenty. He was a sergeant in Tokoroa and later the officer in charge of Putaruru for six years. As a Senior Sergeant he was the officer in charge of Te Puke, and then a request to relieve in the Human Resources Manager at District Headquarters in Rotorua for a few weeks turned into 10 years. During his time at District Headquarters he has relieved as Area Commander for Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty as well as District Commander and Road Policing Manager.

"I'm looking forward to a change and a new challenge," says Inspector Taylor. "I will be joining a team of people who are passionate about policing and keeping their local community safe, and I will be embracing the chance to build on that good work.

"The area is not without its issues. It has seen a rise in crime over the last few years and even though that has been tailing off there is still work to be done. There is also a big road trauma problem and there is a challenge to address a number of issues; particularly around high risk drivers, alcohol, speed and restraints which are contributing to too many deaths and serious injuries on our Eastern Bay of Plenty roads. So road policing is a centre in my mind and it's not just about enforcement; it is about changing culture and getting the community to come on board to reduce road trauma.

“Strong partnerships with local agencies and the community will be at the heart of my role as they are essential if we are to reduce the effects of crime and road trauma.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news