Policing services 24 hours a day
New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We provide policing services 24 hours a day and operate from more than 400 community-based police stations around the country.
New Zealand Police operate by land, sea and air, and with more than 11,000 staff we respond to more than 600,000 emergency 111 calls each year.
Safer communities together.
The functions of the New Zealand Police include:
- Keeping the peace
- Maintaining public safety
- Law enforcement
- Crime prevention
- Community support and reassurance
- National security
- Participation in policing activities outside New Zealand
- Emergency management.
- Principled, effective and efficient policing services as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law
- Effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence
- Policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local, community focus
- Policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights
- Policing services are provided independently and impartially
- In providing policing services, every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically and with integrity.
To work in partnership with communities to prevent crime and road trauma, enhance public safety and maintain public order.
Commitment of Service
Our commitment to you:
- We will treat you fairly
- Our staff will be competent
- We will do what we say we’ll do
- We aim to meet your service expectations
- We will take your individual circumstances into account
- Our service will be good value for your tax dollars
- Contact us as soon as possible – the sooner the better
- Provide us with all the information that you can
- Tell us straight away about any changes to your situation
- Ask us if you need more information
We invite you to provide feedback on the service you received. It will help us improve our services to you.
New Zealand Police Minister
The Minister of Police is the Hon Anne Tolley.