“Resourcing Excellence” Police Association Conference

Press Release – Police Association

The Police Association holds its 76th annual conference this week, from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 November, at the James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel, The Terrace, Wellington. The theme of this year’s conference is “Resourcing Excellence”. …“Resourcing Excellence” Police Association Conference 16-18 November

The Police Association holds its 76th annual conference this week, from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 November, at the James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel, The Terrace, Wellington.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Resourcing Excellence”. The theme will focus attention on the direct linkage between the resources invested in policing, the service police are able to deliver, and the results police are able to achieve. As resources tighten in financially tight times, the public safety gains of recent years may be placed at risk.

Police bravery will also be recognised through presentation, by Sir Brian Lochore, of New Zealand Police Association Bravery Awards, on Wednesday afternoon. This is just the second year in which these unique awards have been presented.

Guest speakers also include the Minister of Police, Hon Judith Collins, who will open the conference on Wednesday morning, and Leader of the Opposition, Hon Phil Goff, who speaks on Thursday morning.

On Friday morning a panel of police and community representatives will explore, as a case study, the excellent results that have been able to be achieved in Otara since the injection of additional police staff backed by innovative leadership.

Media representatives are invited to attend the following sessions.

1000-1100 Wednesday, 16 November
Conference opening – Hon Judith Collins, Minister of Police
The Minister of Police will deliver an opening address of approximately 20-30 minutes, following welcome and introductory comments from Police Association President Greg O’Connor.

1330-1430 Wednesday, 16 November
New Zealand Police Association Bravery Award Presentation
Sir Brian Lochore will present New Zealand Police Association Bravery Awards to two recipients who displayed extraordinary courage in confronting an armed offender and likely saving the lives of two of their colleagues. The formalities are expected to take approximately 30-45 minutes, followed by an opportunity for media to seek further comment from Sir Brian, Association President Greg O’Connor, and the award recipients. The recipients will be identified by embargoed media release on Tuesday.

0900-0945 Thursday, 17 November
Hon Phil Goff, Leader of the Opposition
The Leader of the Opposition will deliver an address of approximately 20-30 minutes, followed by questions from Conference delegates.

1030-1130 Friday, 18 November
Case study: Policing Otara
A panel of police and community representatives will discuss the turnaround in crime and community safety that has been able to occur in Otara with the injection of additional police resources, combined with smart and innovative policing.

All sessions will be held in The Resolution Room, 16th floor, James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel, The Terrace, Wellington.

Media wishing to attend any or all of these sessions should RSVP to luke.mcmahon@policeassn.org.nz by Tuesday 15 November, and must make themselves known to Police Association staff on arrival at the event. Other than the sessions outlined above, conference attendance is restricted to delegates and invited guests.

ENDS

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