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