Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Historian among graduating police officers

Historian among graduating police officers

The 63 new police officers graduating from The Royal New Zealand Police College today bring a wide range of life experience to the job.

Among the many different previous careers one recruit has a PhD in history and was previously a specialist historian for the Crown Law Office and lectured in international relations at Massey University. He is being posted to Porirua.

Wing 223 will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua at 2:00pm on Thursday 26 May.

*63 recruits will graduate – 40 male and 23 female

*The average age of wing members is 29 (the youngest is 22 and the oldest is 40)


*Northland District – Dargaville (1), Kaikohe (2), Kaitaia (1), Whangarei (1)

*Auckland City District – Avondale (3), Auckland Central (4), Balmoral (1), Glen Innes (1), Glen Innes Strategic Traffic Unit (5)

*Counties Manukau District – Howick (8), Manurewa (5)

*North Shore Waitakere Rodney District – Henderson (8), Takapuna (2)

*Waikato District – Hamilton (2)

*Bay of Plenty District – Whakatane (1)

*Eastern District – Hastings (2)

*Central District – New Plymouth (1), Palmerston North (2), Dannevirke (1), Hawera (1)

*Wellington District – Lower Hutt (1), Porirua (1), Wellington (3); Wellington Traffic Alcohol Group (3)

*Tasman District – Blenheim (1)

*Southern District – Dunedin (1), Gore (1)

Wing 223 prize winners:

Minister’s Prize for First in Wing was awarded to Constable Glenn OLLIVER posted to New Plymouth. Constable OLLIVER was also awarded the International Police Association Academic Prize (overall winner for academic exams).

Commissioner’s Prize for Second in Wing was awarded to Constable Jennie NICHOLAS posted to Wellington.

Patron’s Prize for Third in Wing was awarded to Constable Bart GRAHAM posted to Kaikohe.

Ericsson Practical Prize (overall winner for practical assessments, file preparation and fingerprinting) was awarded to Constable Michael HENWOOD posted to Hamilton.

The HOLDEN Tactical Skills and Safety Prize (overall winner in defensive tactics, firearms and driving) was awarded to Constable Jamie LAMPERD posted to Manurewa.

The Physical Training and Defensive Tactics Award was awarded to Constable Geoffrey WHITE, posted to Blenheim.

The Driver Training Award was awarded to Constable Dara TAYLOR, posted to Wellington.

Police Association prizes for section achievement:

This prize is awarded to an individual from each section who, in the collective view of the members of the section and the wing instructors, made the greatest contribution to the overall success of the team.

Section One, Constable Stephen BROWN, posted to Glen Innes.

Section Two, Constable Sean MUIR, posted to Manurewa.

Section Three, Constable Leanne THOMSON, posted to Wellington.

Wing Patron: Rosemary Barrington

Rosemary Barrington has recently stepped down as Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington, but continues to be on the University Council. She has a BA (Hons) in sociology from Victoria University and an MSc in social and economic planning from the University of London.

In the early 1980s she was a research fellow at Victoria University’s Institute of Criminology, where she conducted research for the Department of Justice on rape and sexual assault complaints and went on to assist Police training on rape complaints and in behavioural science.

From the late 1980s she sat on the Indecent Publications Tribunal for six years, was Director of the Government Parliamentary Research Unit (1986-89), Group Manager Community Services at Hutt City Council (1989-92), General Manager Culture and Recreation at Wellington City Council (1992-96), and Chief Executive of the Horowhenua District Council (1996-2000).

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news