Bay of Plenty Police District

View larger map of Bay of Plenty police district in pop up box.The Bay of Plenty Police District 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.

Bay of Plenty is a large and diverse policing district which includes a mix of busy urban centres, holiday resorts, horticultural areas and small farming settlements, isolated coastlines, lakes, rivers and mountainous terrain.

There are 23 police stations staffed by approximately 740 personnel.

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Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs)

These 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.

Tauhara Paetiki NPT, Taupo

Team leader: Elliot Orr
M 021 191 3657

Western Heights NPT, Rotorua

Team leader: Steve Sutton
M 021 191 3638

Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Andy McGregor
District Headquarters: 1190-1214 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010
P O Box 741, Rotorua 3040
Phone: (07) 348-0099
Fax: (07) 343-1602

Area commanders and headquarters

Eastern Bay of Plenty area

Commander: Inspector Kevin Taylor
Headquarters: Whakatane Police Station
P (07) 308 5255

Rotorua area

Commander: Inspector Anaru Pewhairangi
Headquarters: Rotorua Central Police Station
P (07) 348 0099

Taupo area

Commander: Inspector Warwick Morehu
Headquarters: Taupo Police Station
P (07) 378 6060

Western Bay of Plenty area

Commander: Inspector Clifford Paxton
Headquarters: Tauranga Central Police Station
P (07) 577 4300