Police districts

New Zealand Police is divided into 12 districts, 9 in the North Island and 3 in the South. Each district is divided into areas and has a central station from which subsidiary and suburban stations are managed.

A map of the 12 New Zealand Police Districts

Click the map to learn about each each district.

Northland Police District

Northland is divided into two areas that cover 12,844 square km from Kaiwaka to Cape Reinga. It has 21 police stations, 14 of which are one to two person stations

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Waitematā Police District

Waitematā borders Auckland City District to the south and Northland District to the north. It covers the area north of Auckland from New Lynn, North Shore and Devonport up to Mangawhai in the north… More

Auckland City Police District

Auckland City stretches between Herne Bay and Freeman's Bay to the north, St Heliers to the East, Onehunga in the south and Avondale in the west, including Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands

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Counties Manukau Police District

Counties Manukau serves a population of about 524,000 from Franklin in the south (bordering Waikato Police District) to Otahuhu in the west (bordering Auckland City Police District)

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Waikato Police District

Waikato covers the area between Te Kauwhata in the north, Benneydale in the south, Raglan to the west and the Coromandel Peninsula to the east

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Bay of Plenty Police District

Bay of Plenty covers the area from Katikati in the north, east to the tip of the East Cape and south past Turangi in the central North Island

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Eastern Police District

Eastern extends from near the tip of East Cape through to southern Hawkes Bay… More

Central Police District

Central Police District covers an area that stretches from the North Taranaki Bight, across to Ruapehu, south to Otaki in the west and across to the Tararua ranges in the east

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Wellington Police District

Wellington covers the southern part of the North Island. Its northern border stretches from Peka Peka on the Kapiti Coast, across the Hutt Valley and over the Tararua Ranges to the Wairarapa… More

Tasman Police District

Tasman covers 70,000 km2 of territory, encompassing the northern and most of the western portion of the South Island

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Canterbury Police District

Canterbury covers the east coast of the South Island from the coast to high in the Southern Alps and the Conway River, south of Kaikoura, to the Waitaki River, south of Timaru

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Southern Police District

Southern covers a quarter of the country’s landmass, from Stewart Island in the south, north to the Waitaki River and west to Haast… More