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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Tairawhiti Area Commander Inspector Sam Aberahama

Police acknowledge the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s (IPCA) findings into two family harm incidents in Gisborne in 2020.

The IPCA found that the overall Police response was inadequate when responding to these incidents.

The staff that were involved have been debriefed and received coaching in regard to family harm policy and coding.

We acknowledge we don’t always get it right.

There are always lessons to be learnt and we are constantly improving and taking every opportunity to ensure these learnings are embedded so we are providing the best service possible for our communities.

Our people come to work every day to do everything they can to support and keep our communities from harm.

Family harm incidents are often complex dynamic situations that can be really challenging for all parties involved.

Everyone deserves to be and feel safe free from violence and Police work extremely hard alongside our partner agencies to help reduce the impacts of violence in our communities.


Issued by the Police Media Centre