Video: Police On Recent Police Collisions

June 24, 2019

The Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley is holding a press conference this afternoon [June 24] to address the recent collisions involving police vehicles. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.

We had asked the Commissioner what is being done to address the collisions involving police vehicles, and the Commissioner said, “The frequency of recent police involved collisions has caused the BPS to review our driver training regime.

“While such incidents overall are uncommon, we recognise the impact this has on the community and seek to ensure police drivers have the requisite skills to adequately meet the driving challenges the job of policing carries.”

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 16-minute replay is below

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  1. Bob & Margaret says:

    It’s not always the police’s fault. The attitude on the roads is despicable. Just take the lady in the Hyundai Accent at the IronKids triathlon on Saturday. Wanted to leave but the road was closed. In the end decided to try to run over the police lady who had on numerous occasions had to tell her to stop. Not sure there was any repercussions for her, but there damn well should have been! To physically hit a police officer who had been forced to stand in front of your car because you could not be trusted to obey the said police officers instructions…

  2. I'm just saying says:

    Some civilians are better riders and drivers than the Police. They teach the Police to drive too defensive.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    How many miles per crash do their vehicles do vs police services in other urban areas? For fun what is the average for the private driver? Some of us have managed well over 40 years & hundreds of thousands miles crash free.

  4. Culo says:

    As a first time tourist I am horrified at the lack of safe pedestrian walkways available especially around major areas like Hamilton south beaches etc.
    we believe health is wealth but running here from my doorstep is NOT an option as I might get hit by a car truck or stupid twizzie

  5. Y-Gurl says:

    As predicted, we will look into it, it doesn’t happen often, need more training…this guy spins the same as those before him, need to tackle ALL the issues in the BPS, bad driving is just the tip

  6. Nikki says:

    First & foremost our officers are human just like you and I, so they are going to have “accidents”! Perhaps the Commissioner needs to re-evaluate the 12 hour shifts our officer are working, and have the Police Vehicles serviced more regularly…these care are being driven 24 hours a day 365 days a year…What type of condition would you be in if someone worked you 24/7/365?!