Our recommendations

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Third monitoring report.

We recommend that the New Zealand Police:

  1. give their adult sexual assault investigation work the necessary attention, priority, and resourcing to further progress the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct's recommendations about adult sexual assault investigation;
  2. implement their catch-up plans for specialist training for adult sexual assault investigation so that all staff who could be involved in or supervise such investigations complete that training by 31 December 2012;
  3. [with the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Ministry of Health, and the South Canterbury District Health Board] resolve any outstanding issues with the availability of Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services in the area serviced by the South Canterbury District Health Board to ensure that people in that area have access to those services;
  4. maintain their focus on ensuring that misconduct is not tolerated, supporting those who report misconduct, and managing misconduct when it does happen; and
  5. fully implement their national early intervention system by 31 December 2012 and actively manage the risks associated with how that system is perceived and used.