Auckland City Police District

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The Auckland City District 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. It includes Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands.

Auckland City District is the centre of the Auckland metropolitan area. The district has a residential population of about 420,000 people, excluding an estimated 40,000 international students who generally reside in the central business district. Geographically, Auckland City District is the smallest of the 12 Police districts, but it has the largest population.

It employs nearly 1,000 staff, many of whom, such as those in the Air Support Unit, Maritime Support Unit and Dog Section, also work in neighbouring districts.

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Communications Manager
Noreen Hegarty
M 027 495 1589

District Manager Criminal Investigations
Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus

District Prevention Manager
Inspector Gary Davey

District Operations Manager
Chief Inspector John Palmer

Youth and Community Services Manager
Senior Sergeant Alan Rowland

Māori Responsiveness Advisor
Senior Sergeant Joseph Tipene

Pacific Responsiveness Advisor
Detective Sergeant Joe Aumua

Asian Responsiveness Advisor
Jessica Phuang

Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs)

Neighbourhood Policing Teams aim to reduce crime, prevent victimisation, improve perceptions of safety and increase trust and confidence in Police. Their efforts are concentrated in their identified priority neighbourhoods.

Auckland NPTs contact details


Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Richard Chambers  

District Headquarters: Cnr Cook and Vincent Streets, Auckland

Area commanders and headquarters

Auckland East area

Commander: Inspector James (Jim) Wilson
Headquarters: Mount Wellington Police Station
P (09) 526 7300

Auckland West area

Commander: Inspector Jacqueline Whittaker
Headquarters: Avondale Police Station
P (09) 820 5700

Auckland Central area
(includes Central business district and the Gulf islands)

Commander: Inspector Vaughn Graham
Headquarters: Auckland Central Police Station
P (09) 302 6400


Adult Sexual Assault Team

The Auckland City District Adult Sexual Assault Team was established in 2006 to provide a more efficient and effective way of investigating complaints of adult sexual assault and to ensure that victims receive a first class Police service. Our close working relationships with the crisis support and counselling service - Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP - and medical services, Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (SAATS), mean we can provide victims with avenues to gain quality support services for help with treatment after abuse. As a result of bringing these components together, the Adult Sexual Assault Team is able to:

  • provide quality and best practice investigations for adult sexual assault complaints
  • provide a tripartite approach to the investigation of allegations and treatment of the victim
  • provide access to quality aftercare support services.

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