3 day Police Studies Intensive Course 2019

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3 day Police Studies Intensive Course:

Keswick Park, Rotorua


The Year 13 Police Studies students attended  their Combined RBHS and RGHS three day Police  camp at Keswick Park. This was a scenario based intensive course culminating in a formal interview at the Rotorua Police Station.  The course was hands on, practical and with various Police Personnel  in attendance,  exposed our students to the  different roles within the NZ Police.


Day 1: Students were welcomed by Superintendent Andy McGregor of the BOP District Police. An amazing Korero ensued which set the high expectations for the 3 day intensive camp. Students were then instructed by SOCO & CIB how to investigate a crime and what types of evidence is collected. Students were given a mock Scenario in which a robbery has taken place and students had to take the investigation from initial action to interviewing the Suspect. Students spent the morning collecting evidence from a police report and from there specific skills were demonstrated to interviewing techniques. The afternoon session was run by Senior Sergeant Hill who taught students the act of passive handcuffing and also how to safely apprehend an offender. This was an invaluable exercise for the active listening and informal unit standards to be undertaken by our students.


Day 2: started with PT in the morning with Mark Enright and the 5 poles of trust including  50 minutes of cognitive conditioning. The rest of the day comprised of informal interviews of the witness and victim in the mock Dairy robbery scenario. Students had to demonstrate the techniques learnt from the Rotorua police officers to build a report  and to gain vital information.The afternoon session was again full on  -  students were exposed to the tactical operation team strategies including  pepper spray, taser, 8 batton etc. Students then had a display by The Police Dog squad, and participated in the public order training in Police Riot gear, where they had to disperse some unruly protesters. 


Day 3: After the PT session at 7am with Mark Enright  the students  then headed to the Police station to do their formal interview with Jesse James - the suspect in the Dairy robbery.  There were lots of nerves but all were to be commended for successfully implementing their plan. This followed with a tour of the station, including the cells and meeting the New Zealand Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush which was a real highlight for our students.


Finally Congratulations to the first recipients of our PRIMED Award.  The recipients were chosen  based on who demonstrated the Police values consistently throughout the three days.

Well done to Jayden Pareiha Andrade-Kingi

Thank you to all for your involvement and engagement in the camp and especially to Mrs Katu RGHS TIC Police Studies, our Police team - Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill, Senior Sergeant Nic Cooney and the Rotorua Police.