Social Media – The good and the bad

Social media THBBy Constable Ian Willetts  Howick Police

Recently in the eastern area there was substantial social media chat and reporting surrounding an alleged youth gang within the eastern area. Within minutes or hours, a claim can morph from a lone tweet or badly sourced report to a story repeated by dozens of websites, generating tens of thousands of ‘shares’. The repetition had a powerful effect on belief.  Read on to learn what really happened….

Curious about our local voluntary organisations

Te TuhiThe Howick Local Board have hosted a forum to enable many of the local volunteer groups to show the public what they do and where and when.  The event is being held as follows:

Venue: Te Tuhi event centre auditorium, Reeves Road, Pakuranga Plaza
Date: Saturday 21st May
Time: 2pm to 5pm

We suggest you might be surprised at the number of voluntary organisations in our community and the range of work they do. It’s likely to be really wet on Saturday so why not visit the event centre and meet the people who help keep the “wheels” of our community turning smoothly.

NZ Police TenOne Published

PoliceTenOneTHBThis months Police Ten One online magazine was published yesterday and as usual is full of interesting community and police information.  Here is a list of some of the twenty topics:

  • Responders on the level
  • New recruit saves heart victim in her first week’
  • CFIT – Fit for purpose training for new recruits’
  • Police women – styles over the decades
  • Infringement notices sent from the police mobile phones
  • NZ looks worldwide for road policing methods

Read the magazine here…..

Unitary Plan updates

Unitary Plan ThbAuckland Council have started publishing a regular newsletter providing updates and information about the Unitary Plan.  We think everyone should have a quick look at the newsletter as it has the potential to affect all of us who live in this vibrant and dynamic city.

The first newsletter can be viewed here…..

Are you ready for the new school term?

By Police Sergeant Paul Devane – 25th April 2016

PaulDevaneIt’s great to be back in Manukau East after a year working in the Papakura
area.
Schools will shortly be back for the new school term. Most kids will still be in
holiday mood. This may be a time when parents meet with some resistance
from their kids in actually getting up and going to school. It is of course
important for all kids to attend school every day that it is open.  Read more…

Police TenOne Newsletter April 2016

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The April NZ Police TenOne newsletter includes the following articles plus news from around the regions.

  • Well done, Concord team – Milk Powder contamination
  • He tangata, he tangata, he tangata – by Sergeant Tania Kingi
  • Front counter safety trials on way – safety for customer service staff
  • Big changes in media management
  • Divers on safety drive
  • Judge rules on gang firearms
  • Bullying – all our responsibility
  • For meritorious service

View the newsletter here…

Youth Offending Factors

By Constable Merv Hotter

MervHotterTHBI sat back and looked at some of the families I have had to deal with over the years, in and out of the Police, and a few of them fit the  criteria below. There are some simple and effective interventions along with positive ways to assist families in changing these behaviours and problems.
Read the complete article and the common sense suggestions included to help reduce the incidence of youth offending.

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