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Paris Razos
Operations Manager, Response & Operations , New Zealand Police
Wellington, New Zealand
Bilingual (English, Greek) plus limited proficiency in Tetun (Timor-Leste). Policing experience 24 years. Experience in international policing/community development including Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Kiribati. Related experience in training, mentoring, strategic advising, project management. Available for short or long term assignments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Operations Manager: Response & Operations. Managing projects for operational policing capability building.
Police Professional Conduct Manager. Reviewing national investigations into police conduct; ongoing liaison with Independent Police Conduct Authority.
Advisor: Timor-Leste Community Policing Program (TLCPP), Timor-Leste. Advising Timorese police commanders; joint work plan development and implementation for TLCPP and The Asia Foundation for community development; reviewing and creating district action plans for local police against host strategic objectives.
Project Manager: National Prevention Centre. Leading development for Change Leadership Framework underpinning Deployment Model in Prevention First strategy; developing control strategies for specific crime problems.
Mentor/Advisor, European Union Policing Policing Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL), Afghanistan. Including translating Afghan Ministry of Interior strategy for civilianising policing into action; mentoring/advising Afghan provincial police commanders; designing/delivering training; building capability of Afghanistan's first Police e Mardume (community policing) unit to operational readiness; initiate partnerships with UNAMA and other NGOs for Police-community relationships, gender equity.
Head of School: Community Policing, Royal New Zealand Police College. Managing training development, research, evaluation in community policing, youth services, ethnic affairs, international policing development, neighbourhood policing teams, crime science/problem solving.
2011-12 (relieving) Area Tactical Response Manager. Management of Area response policing.
Manager: Crime & Safety Training, Royal New Zealand Police College. Management of senior training for NZ Police.
National Coordinator, Investigative Interviewing. Led development of Investigative Interviewing through to training development and national implementation.
District Trainer/Development: Investigative Interviewing. Led training delivery and evaluation of pilot program, prior to expansion to national role.
Organised Crime/Clandestine Laboratory/Organised Crime supervisor.
Detective, Organised Crime Unit.
1999-2002: Detective, Crime Squad, General CIB, homicide.
General policing in response duties.
Diploma in Policing (NZ Police) 1988.
Detective training studies to qualification (NZ Police) 1999-2001.
Promotions framework study to Commissioned Officer level (NZ Police) 1998-2006.
Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Management (University of Otago) 2008-9.
Police Enhancing Leadership Program (University of Otago) 2008-9.
Current (2017):
Master of International Security (Massey University).
National Certificate in Project Management Level (NZ Police/The Skills Organisation).

Affiliations and Achievements:
Volunteer experience: Athens Olympic Games, 2004.
Previous role as Region 4 Chairman, International Police Association (NZ branch).
Critical Incident Management Systems (CIMS) Level 4 qualified.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Greek
    New Zealand
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