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Respected Road Policing Personality Retires

Respected Road Policing Personality Retires

New Zealand Police National News Release
9:17am 12 July 2006
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=2523

One of New Zealand's most respected road policing personalities retires today.

Superintendent Dick Trimble, Road Policing Manager for the North Shore/Waitakere/Rodney Police District, has enjoyed a lengthy and satisfying career that has been dedicated to traffic enforcement and road policing.

Dick Trimble joined the Ministry of Transport as a Traffic Officer in Takapuna on 24 October 1967. His duties included daily road patrols riding a new Norton motor cycle.

His early career credentials include appointment as Head of the Ministry's Traffic Officer Training School at Trentham, and selection to a Senior Traffic Management Course in the United States.

In March 1989 Mr Trimble commenced the project to merger the local Auckland authority City Council traffic departments into the Ministry of Transport. This merger eventuated on 1 October 1989. Three years later in 1992, he was significantly involved in the highly profiled merger of the Ministry of Transport into the New Zealand Police.

Following a regional restructure of Police in 1998, Superintendent Trimble was appointed the Road Policing Manager in this Police District. His responsibilities have also included pan Auckland Traffic enforcement.

His expert knowledge on a range of issues affecting road policing has been highly effective and influential not only in the Auckland Region, but also on a national scale.

These include introduction of the "Boy Racer" laws, the establishment of the District's Serious Crash Unit five years ago, and getting the enforcement of bus lanes across Auckland transferred from NZPOL to Local Authority Wardens, enabling Police resources who were originally assigned to carrying out this function, to be purposefully used for essential duties.

Roles on the Land Transport Committee of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority [ARTA], Alcohol Health Watch, Roadsafe Auckland, and numerous New Zealand Police committees, assisted numerous groups to benefit from his enormous expertise.

Superintendent Trimble's many Police colleagues, professional associates, politicians and friends, are today acknowledging this popular public servant who has achieved a life long legacy in Police.


ENDS

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