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Gayness in the NZ Police.

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 2:11 pm Fri 19th May 2006

Watching the news as I often do, I saw the Christchurch Press roasting a male recruiting officer for telling a young man his attire was a little gay. As we are looking for a 1000 new officers I thought I would hit the streets and ask the boys on the front line what they thought about gayness in the police.

What did they say? “The place is infested with them”.

Perhaps this recruiting officer did have cause for concern after all. It wasn’t gay men that drew the most flak. They aren’t the effeminate type, and they know it’s their job if they get out of line.

The lesbians on the other hand seem to be the main source of discontent, with male officers. They are congregating in various police stations. Takapuna was named as one, which would be, either a stronghold or an outpost depending on your point of view.

It would come as no surprise that recruiting young men might be difficult if they spoke to a frank police officer.

The recruiting problem doesn’t get any easier if the retention rate of serving officers is so low. The real training for a police officer is the first two years on the street. That’s were you have to cut the mustard, and it doesn’t help if you don’t have good senior staff to guide new trainees.

Looks like there is more trouble on the other side of the thin blue line than we thought, and once again only half the story in the media.


  1. Good post Bevan,

    I have been hearing things about this situation on the radio.

    With the disrespect of the police force (and I can say that people are even withdrawing their financial support as donators) many people don’t dare join.
    On the other hand with the police having to do so much paper work and minor complaints to investigate I am not suprised they are welcoming weaker officers. And yes, I mean weaker. What happened to the gun-happy cops desiring to take out there anger and practice there boxing on suspects.
    Well, they are the past. Today the cops are to intervene with kind words and skills for keeping the peace.
    But let’s not forget they have pepper spray and have new toys coming in to play with.
    In my eyes, they are just as scary today as their were years ago. But now they are more unpredictable.

    Comment by julie — Fri 19th May 2006 @ 3:02 pm

  2. I asked a ex Christchurch detective ( personal friend) yesterday who was defending the gay tag comment by one of his former colleague’s . I said that is rather odd that you would defend this comment as good sources tell me that the regions head Mandy Manderson used to be a man . He went red in the face and said how did you know that ? I said I have much more – [Deleted by admin – not on topic for this site]. I said 90% of cops are corrupt , aren’t you glad you left when you did ?? He said Yes . I rest my case !!! To hell with the consequences of this email going public !!!!! I can’t wait to be used as target practice for the new electric gun ! Just imagine how they will use it when nobody is around when celled up in the basement at the central piggery !!!!

    Comment by Peter Burns — Fri 19th May 2006 @ 5:12 pm

  3. The “NZ-FATHERS-Coalition” needs to DEMAND all senior leadership in NZ is Biological-FAMILY-Orientated.

    Regards – Onward – Jim

    Comment by Jim Bailey — Sat 20th May 2006 @ 3:40 am

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