OVER 500 theft victims are benefiting from the latest crime prevention property-marking initiative, which aims to reduce burglary and deter theft across the Auckland region.
The successful BNZ Safer School Programme continues in 2015. Now in its fifth year, the Programme has been hugely successful in reducing and preventing crime in 12 districts, covering the North and South island.
Safe as Houses (SAH) is a community based crime prevention and deterrence programme that derived from the UK. It looks to bring communities together in association with voluntary organisations and corporate supporters to promote a proactive approach withi
Ever wondered what happens to items with incorrect addresses at New Zealand Post, or those unclaimed wallets at the Police Stations? Well Fair Go looked into it...
As a part of Operation SNAP, often we are invited to be a part of the Community Days run by the New Zealand Police and other community organisations. If there is one in your neighbourhood, we may very well be there - please come and say hello!
This morning in the Manukau District Court, Clive Macintosh Mackay was sentenced to six years and three months in jail after staging an elaborate bomb-hoax in a South Auckland bank.
Operation SNAP (Serial Number Action Partnership) is an initiative of the New Zealand Police, aiming to prevent burglary and property offending. SNAP's aim is to make it harder for criminals to sell stolen goods. It helps protect property in a number of
Partners in the BNZ Safer Schools Programme, SelectaDNA and Bank of New Zealand have each been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions towards this successful crime prevention initiative.
Manurewa township is fast becoming the crime prevention ‘Golden Triangle’ with another major chain using forensic technology to combat anti-social behaviour. Local businesses are employing a layering of security solutions to reduce crime in their immed
Source: New Zealand Herald; Pictured: Evan Lockington, co-ordinator at Viscount Community House, Mangere, says Operation Safe as Houses has made a difference.
Source: New Zealand Herald; Pictured: Counties Manukau West Area Commander Jason Hewett said the programme would help people in a community that had been hit hard by theft over the past few years
About 100 schools across Nelson Tasman are set to receive an anti-theft property-marking kit, thanks to a Safer Schools collaboration between BNZ, Crime Stoppers, Police, and SelectaDNA - a global forensic coding company.
The BNZ Safer Schools Programme started at the end of 2009, after Police in Rotorua heard of the success gained in a pilot of a forensic marking product called SelectaDNA.
Every offender at Hamilton Central Police Station will be put under the spot light. Hamilton Central will be the first station in New Zealand to install large UV lighting equipment. It’s a move that follows in the footsteps of UK Police forces that hav
Source: Southland Times DNA has long been a staple of science textbooks but will now be used to protect valuable equipment in Southland schools.
Z is trialling an invisible liquid “DNA” that they hope will deter would-be robbers, making sites even safer for service station staff and customers.
We launched SelectaDNA on the first of September 2009. It’s a reminder of how time slips by so quickly when you are consumed with such a fast paced, varied environment such as working here at SelectaDNA.
Today the Puriri Neighbourhood Policing Team's Safe as Houses project will be launched at St Mark's Church on Puriri St, and the children's art exhibition will be open to the public.
The Safe As Houses project is designed to beat burglaries and Whanganui UCOL students on the certificate in art and design course have hit the mark with their stencilled hand.
Team Puriri is making gains working with the community on local solutions to crime and social problems in the neighbourhood, says a police spokesman. Sergeant Kevin Smith says the Puriri Neighbourhood Policing Team is doing so while building the suburb
ART THAT GLOWS: Castlecliff School students, from left, Carrie Rennie, Tyrone Apiata-Tyson and Ella-Cruz Smedley try out the fluorescent paint for the Safe as Houses project, with the Puriri Policing Team Mark Stroud and Vaughan Patching.
MARKED: Constables Sumita Rhodes (left) and Mark Stroud, with Cash Converters manager Damian Hall. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO Shining a UV light on goods that come across the counters of Wanganui second-hand businesses or into scrap metal dealer yards is anoth
Source: Eastern Courier
SNAPPED UP: Whanganui School of Design Masters student Sean Johnson holds his sticker design which he collaborated on with Constable Vaughan Patching of the Puriri Neighbourhood Policing Team. PICTURE / STUART MUNRO
Whanganui Police have teamed up with students from the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) to create a sticker and stencil aimed at spreading crime prevention messages to the community.
Burglar-proof DNA kits have been donated to every school in the South Island today in a bid to protect school property from thieves. BNZ has teamed-up with police, Crimestoppers and SelectaDNA to donate the high-tech $150 kits as part of a nation-wide
A secruity device sending out high pitched signals finely tuned to annoy young ears is being used to fight crime on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
Swift analysis can help police try to stop crimes and even catch offenders in the act. Jared Savage investigates.
McDonald's is rolling out a state-of-the art security system across Australia that douses fleeing robbers with an invisible, synthetic DNA spray in attempt to stop criminals seeing their fast food restaurants as a soft target. The move comes as police
After having their business burnt to the ground in an arson attack in 2011, Whakamaru G.A.S petrol station owner Alex Sutherland is taking all the precautions to make sure that his premises are properly secured from any further incident.
A system which uses "synthetic DNA" to tag personal property has been distributed to 600 homes in a Hamilton suburb to combat burglaries.
Counties Manukau Police, Maori Wardens, Pacific Wardens, the community and victims of crime aim to tackle burglary together and get results.
Forensic property-marking technology is being trialled in Hawke's Bay by Housing New Zealand.
DNA technology should dramatically cut the number of thefts from schools after being rolled out in Kapiti by Police Minister Anne Tolley. SelectaDNA, an invisible liquid with a unique sequence of DNA including 60 chromosomes in every bottle, can be app
The first Detection Dog in the world to be trained to sniff out forensic markings on stolen metal is set to help police officers crack down on metal theft in the UK.
Clever technology is being introduced to schools all over Auckland to reduce burglary on school grounds.
Police hope a new kit that marks property with a unique DNA liquid will deter burglars in McLaren Park.
A banker, a businessman and a policeman walk into a room full of school principals and pitch a novel idea to stop school burglaries.
Petty criminals targeting schools will need to think again about stealing property with the introduction of new DNA forensic labelling. Rodney and Hibiscus Coast schools studying methods to identify stolen equipment with the help of synthetic DNA techn
McDonald's restaurants are fighting back against thieves by blasting suspected robbers with an invisible DNA spray as they attempt to flee. The spray, which remains on the suspect's skin for two weeks and on clothes for up to six months, has been introduc
Local Four Square owner Scott Miller has had enough. The Fairfield businessman has installed a SelectaDNA Spray system into his Heaphy Terrace store in a bid to stop shoplifters at the busiest time of year.
Selectamark Security Systems PLC has announced the appointment of a distributor in Australia for its world-leading range of forensic marking products.
For many, the suburb of Clendon in Manurewa, South Auckland has an immediate association with crime. The Clendon Residents Group (CRG), a community initiative run by local neighbourhood leaders, looks to change that association to a view more fitting with
ANZ, the official bank of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, took pride of place on Auckland’s Queens Wharf as the city proudly welcomed locals and international visitors to the country’s largest fan zone.
A laptop stolen from a Hamilton school was returned to them over the weekend after its details were registered on the independent serial registry SNAP.
Auckland Mayor Len Brown led proceedings at the launch of the North Harbour Business Crime Prevention Tool Kit which includes a SelectaDNA Forensic Property Marking Kit yesterday. This is the second event in a two month period that has seen Mayor Brown e
Relevant offersCrime prevention and safety were outlined to the community at Orewa's Community Hall last Friday and Saturday.
It’s hard to believe that two years ago today we kicked off with a hiss and a roar. It’s a reminder of how time slips by so quickly when you are consumed with such a fast paced, varied environment such as working here at SelectaDNA.
Orewa community constable Jason Homan is organising two information days after a flood of crime prevention requests from residents. The aim is to equip residents and the business community with advice on keeping safe and beating crime.
North Shore Community Problem Solving Team Sergeant Sunny Patel with Birkenhead College head boy Simon cox (17) and head girl Sze Looi Chin (17) at the launch of the BNZ Safer Schools Programme.