Magazine article Public Sector

IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Awards

Magazine article Public Sector

IPANZ Gen-I Public Sector Excellence Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of the finalists and winners of the IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards. The winners were announced on 2 July at a ceremony in Wellington.

Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key, presented the supreme Prime Minister's Award, which went to the New Zealand Police "Prevention First" programme.

When Key announced the winner he said, "These awards are an opportunity to celebrate and reward excellence in New Zealand's public sector. By celebrating your success we can inspire others. A strong, resilient and innovative public sector is vital for New Zealand's future."

The goal of Prevention First is to redirect Police resources so that crime and crash prevention is at the forefront of everything Police do, ultimately enabling them to provide a better service to their communities. At the centre of this is encouraging all staff to look at prevention opportunities as part of their everyday work.

As a result, crime prevention activities have increased by more than 5 per cent - this has led to an increase in visibility of the Police within communities and a 17. …

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