Our Police are awesome. Not that the Labour party want you to think that

Allegations of misconduct against 135 police officers have been upheld this year – and although 20 have left the force, none have been sacked.


Official figures released earlier this month show almost 1700 complaints were made against officers and police employees, relating to 1312 incidents, from January through until June.

Violence, sexual misconduct and disgraceful behaviour were among those, with service failure and unprofessional behaviour the most common.

Of the 1004 investigations carried out, 143 were upheld, at least in part. […]

Labour MP Stuart Nash said he was slightly concerned that none of the officers were dismissed as result.

The Labour Party of unions and the worker are always so keen to fire people.

“I have no doubt that once an allegation’s upheld it goes on the police officer’s record, and I would expect, and no doubt the police themselves would expect, the officer to behave in an exemplary manner going forward.”

Mr Nash said he would be disappointed if officers at fault were not being appropriately punished.

Police must so look forward to Nash as police minister.

According to separate figures, as of 30 June 2015, there were a total of 11,980 police staff in New Zealand – 9,048 constabulary staff and 2,932 non-sworn staff.

A fair number of complaints will be from feral parents upset that their petal scrotes have been handled too roughly.   Some of them will simply be frivolous. And some will be absolutely fair.

Twenty cops that gave the Police a bad reputation have run away before they could be embarrassed.  And the rest weren’t bad enough for for people to lose their jobs.

Those are awesome stats.



  • Mick Ie

    So Stuart Nash wants to see more terminations within the police force while his party demands National increase police numbers? Do they ever review their notes?

  • MaryLou

    Exactly. There’s misconduct, and serious misconduct, and a raft of situations in between. And only 135 “allegations” of misconduct. Lots of complaints, but only 143 upheld, even “in part”.

    How can you be concerned about none being dismissed, when a ratio of around 15% tucked their tails between their legs and departed voluntarily, is probably about the amount you’d expect to be dismissed anyway?

    Sounds like the Police and their internal investigations unit have done a good job.

    Well done!

  • oldmanNZ

    we have read about some of these complaints in the media,

    where the media report it as police brutality,
    like when police forcibly move protester off the motorway.
    when ever Sues rent a mob is involved.
    when police move in to shut down wild drunken teenage parties.
    When police chase a fleeing vehicle and it crash.

  • Bazmeister

    What an “un Union” attitude, sack the workers… Of course the Police Association is not a “Union” as such and the members don’t have the right to strike etc. No, to attack the Police is to attack the Government…not even thinly veiled.

  • jaundiced

    Pick your battles Stuart.
    When you think about what the police have to deal with on a daily basis, these stats are impressive. A future Minister of Police needs to show them he has their backs.

  • Huia

    Thank goodness for the Police. They do an amazing job and our lives would be a lot less pleasant without them.
    A few have let the Force down, but as with any group of humans there are going to be some who take advantage.
    The MSM always go for the shock value even if they have to add their innuendo’s and downright lies to get the shock from the readers.
    The MSM very rarely come out and give credit where it is due or anything positive (that is that lefty agenda again). I have never seen a headline thanking the Police for removing some half wit sitting in the middle of the Great Northern/Southern Motorway and holding up an already gridlocked area.
    Instead the headlines scream “Police Brutality”.
    I wonder how some of those weak, squeaky, pathetic reporters clutching microphones and spouting anti Police rhetoric would act in the same violent circumstances the Police have to, their daily dose of dealing with the general public must be demoralizing sometimes.
    For the main part I admire their patience and logic when dealing with morons on a chemical high. Is it any wonder every now and again the human element creeps in and they may respond heavily, anybody can only be pushed so far.
    I would rather see more Police working proper crimes, than chasing someone doing 60 in a 50 zone.
    This is where the old Transport dept manned by failed Police applicants actually did an okay job.

  • Eiselmann

    With Nash, who constantly undermines the Police, and Davis, who backs gang members and criminals, as potential Ministers of Police and Justice respectively, it doesn’t take much to imagine gang members (the ones who actually bother to vote) will overwhelmingly vote Labour.

    It might be one of the few demographics Labour wins

    • Sailor Sam

      Davis is backing patched gang members,especially ones that supposedly work in re-habilitation work inside our prisons and Nash is wanting more police, but not the present ones.
      I see a little solution.
      If ever it gets into power, the crim hugging party will swap criminal gang patches (Mongrel Mob, Black Power etc) for police badges.
      Problem solved.

  • XCIA

    “Police Remembrance Day, the day we remember police officers slain in the line of duty, is on Thursday 29 September.
    Huia-feather Police Remembrance Pins are available now in your District in the lead up to Remembrance Day. Look out for posters around stations advising where the local collection points are.”

    • MaryLou

      Thanks for that XCIA, will head out and pick up a bunch – it is particularly appropriate for both our line of work and the area of Auckland we work in. I know everyone there appreciates the support they provide. Where to the proceeds go, do you know?

      • XCIA

        Money collected in exchange for the pin goes to the Police Families Charitable Trust, for the families of New Zealand Police who have been slain while carrying out their police duties, and applied in accordance with the rules of this Trust.

  • shykiwibloke

    How many sackings has Labour called for in the PSA? What about teachers? Ports? Perhaps Labour are also concerned when misconduct occurs on ferries or trains (RMTU) or perhaps truck drivers?
    No. I thought not

  • I would hazard a guess and say a good few of the 20 that left probably said “stuff this crap, I’m going to get a job where I can get an iota of appreciation”

    • peterwn

      An ex police officer’s father told me about one such case. Officer stopped someone from taking her own life and she laid a complaint which police hierarchy said they were taking seriously. He left and quickly found a well paying security job.
      Another officer probably saved a colleague from injury – faced a jury trial for assault with a weapon – acquitted but he probably left soon after – seemed management had their knives out.
      Heard Greg O’Connor give a talk a few weeks back – very impressive. He can say the sorts of things the Commissioner dare not say.

  • Chris Bell

    “A fair number of complaints will be from feral parents upset that their petal scrotes have been handled too roughly. Some of them will simply be frivolous. And some will be absolutely fair” – and also a fair amount of them would be labour voters

  • WBC

    Labour have always been a dangerous proposition for anybody in any of the services. Helen herself got a policeman a criminal record for doing what she asked him to do; she wiped her hands and left her minion to the courts without so much as acknowledging her part.

    Good people making hard decisions do not need the added stress of wondering if their own leaders are going to destroy their lives. Without trust the covenant is broken.

  • johnandali

    I think we should complain that the legalisation of marijuana protestors who picketed a police station yesterday, whilst blatantly smoking pot in the street, right in front of the TV cameras, were never arrested by the police. Last night I watched a border control program that included an American who grew the stuff for medical purposes, and who admitted to occasionally using it, and he wasn’t permitted to enter NZ. Two examples. Totally different actions. Mind you, if the pot smokers had been arrested, they would have been given a slap on the hand with the proverbial wet bus ticket, so why would the Police even bother to arrest them? It’s our courts that are causing the problem. Not the Police. Perhaps it’s time that Labour targetted the real problem in our communities. The weak-kneed judges.