Police case management document praises Marlborough, despite forgotten, old files

Tasman District Commander Superintendent Mike Johnson says an internal case management document is reassuring for ...

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Tasman District Commander Superintendent Mike Johnson says an internal case management document is reassuring for Marlborough, as it shows a police force more active than the national profile.

An internal police audit has revealed potentially forgotten files and active cases spanning more than 15 years in Marlborough.

The case management overview, released under the Official Information Act, offers an insight into the handling of investigations around the country.

The document rates Marlborough as an effective policing area, with the average case completed in less than half the time of the national average. 

A monthly internal audit of case management awards each police district a score out of 100 for their processes, and ...

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A monthly internal audit of case management awards each police district a score out of 100 for their processes, and Marlborough achieved a score of 97.

However, there are 10 active cases in the system from 2002, with the oldest being 5234-days-old.

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