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    A Northland police area commander has retired abruptly, saying he is frustrated with law enforcement being run like a business. After 12 years as Whangarei and Kaipara area commander Inspector Paul Dimery retired on Friday, citing a differing philosophy between himself and police headquarters.
    Frontline police safety was being compromised because the force was being run like a business, he told the Whangarei Leader today. That was his biggest frustration, Dimery said. ''Finance is put before people,'' he said.
    ''The Government's decision on how we're funded puts pressure on the front-line. If we're getting measured on how much money we're saving, it's very short-sighted.

    ''I think the saving is minimal compared to what we could achieve if we were funded correctly and it's always the front-line that is struggling to meet the targets - and by God those guys and girls try their little hearts out.''
    Police safety needed to be the No1 consideration but the way staff were deployed meant there wasn't always back-up, Dimery said. ''Every time someone's out there and there isn't the back-up, there is definitely a safety issue. It's a huge concern for me.''

    ''I think what they're asked to go out and do, and how they go about it is probably my biggest source of pride.''
    Whangarei was not an unsafe town and he had noticed a real change in the community's attitude toward crime, taking a stand against violence, he said.

    But Northland had always been ''totally under-resourced'' and more staff needed to be put on the front-line.
    ''My biggest frustration has been not being allowed to fill positions and carrying staff which puts pressure on frontline staff,'' he said. ''It's not an unsafe job it's just making sure we've got the resources to make sure Whangarei staff are safe.'' Dimery said his sudden retirement was not unique.

    • courtwatcher
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      courtwatcher commented
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      The unseen side of police discontent is the number of British police officers immigrating to New Zealand, many of them becoming disenchanted and leaving because of how political the police are run. Many find it shocking how they are expected as police officers to treat members of the public they engage differently based solely upon personal and political relationships. Of course, anyone who has had personal experience with the Independant Police Conduct Authority would know this first hand.

    • Shannon
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      Shannon commented
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      Well respected Officer

      Originally posted by courtwatcher
      The unseen side of police discontent is the number of British police officers immigrating to New Zealand, many of them becoming disenchanted and leaving because of how political the police are run. Many find it shocking how they are expected as police officers to treat members of the public they engage differently based solely upon personal and political relationships. Of course, anyone who has had personal experience with the Independant Police Conduct Authority would know this first hand.

      I have to say that this Officer was a very respected member of Police. I mean within his station, in the criminal world and within the general public. I have had no dealings with him but I know a few people that have. It is sad that a good guy leaves the Police and corrupt cops stay..........
      Doesnt give us much hope, does it!
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