Central Police District

View larger map of Central police district in pop up box.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. The Central District encompasses a large and diverse geographical area. From the mountains to the sea we have 40 police stations in the district with most of them in the rural heartland.

Our aim is to provide an efficient policing service that's based on results. We believe our proactive approach to crime reduction and crime prevention helps reduce offending and victimisation, creating a happier, safer community.

Central District news

See the latest news from Central District.

Social media

Central Police District Facebook page

Contacts

Stations
Find a police station in Central district

Email
Central District contact form

For all media enquiries please contactPolice Media Team

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.

Puriri NPT, Whanganui

Team leader: Martin Kilpatrick
M 021 191 5466

Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Sue Schwalger
District Headquarters: Civil Defence House, 170 Cuba Street, Palmerston North

Area commanders and headquarters

Manawatu Area

Commander: Inspector Sarah Stewart
Headquarters: Palmerston North Central Police Station
P (06) 351 3600

Whanganui Area

Commander: Inspector Nigel Allan (acting)
Headquarters: Whanganui Central Police Station
P (06) 349 0600

Taranaki Area

Commander: Inspector Keith Borrell
Headquarters: New Plymouth Central Police Station
P (06) 759 5500

More information

Wanted persons

The Police website shows you images and details of wanted persons in the Central District. The site has two sections, one for people who are wanted to arrest on criminal charges and another for people who Police want to identify in relation to a crime. If you have information regarding any of the wanted people in the Central District, or their activities, we urge you to:

Other useful websites

Crimestoppers
An independent charity that helps New Zealanders to fight crime by providing an anonymous and simple way to pass on information to the authorities.

Victim support
A community organisation that helps people hurt by crime and other trauma.

Neighbourhood Support
Aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live.

Women's Refuge
New Zealand’s most significant domestic violence organisation.

Family and Community Services
The part of the Ministry of Social Development that supports families and communities to be strong, well informed and to connect with each other.

Community Law
Provides free legal help throughout New Zealand.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Helps people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes.

District Health Boards

MidCentral Health
Taranaki
Whanganui