Northland Police District

View larger map of Northland police district in pop up box.Northland District 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.

The Whangarei/Kaipara Area stretches from Whangarei to Kaiwaka, across to Dargaville and Kawakawa.

The Far North Area starts at Kawakawa and stretches along both coastlines to Cape Reinga.

While Northland District is the second smallest in the country after Tasman, its geographical spread and many remote areas bring unique policing challenges.

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For all media enquiries please contact: Police Media Team

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.

Northland NPTs contact details

Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Russell Le Prou
District Headquarters:  88 Cameron Street, Whangarei

Area commanders and headquarters

Whangarei/Kaipara area

Acting Area Commander: Inspector Justin Rogers
Headquarters: Whangarei Central Police Station
P (09) 430 4500

Far North area

Commander: Inspector Riki Whiu (relieving)
Headquarters: Kerikeri Police Station
P (09) 407 9211

More information

Northland Police is a member of the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF), a group of government and some non-government agencies, whose aim is to work together for the wellbeing of Northlanders.