Southern Police District

View larger map of Southern police district in pop up box.The Southern Police District is the largest geographical police district in the country. Our patch covers a quarter of the country’s landmass, from Stewart Island in the south, north to the Waitaki River and west to Haast.

We have the most one- and two-person police stations of any police district. This bears testament to our widely dispersed rural population, which complements the cities of Invercargill and Dunedin and the internationally-acclaimed and fast-growing tourist region of Queenstown Lakes.

Over recent years Southern communities have enjoyed some of the lowest crime rates in New Zealand.

Southern District news

See the latest news from Southern District.

Social media

Queenstown Police Facebook page
Dunedin Police Facebook page
Wanaka Police Facebook page

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Contacts

Stations
Find a police station in Southern district

Email
Southern District contact form

Communications Manager
Vivien Pullar  P (03) 471 4909

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.

Invercargill NPT

Team leader: Brock Davis
P (03) 215 0300

South Dunedin NPT

Team leader: Trevor Thomson
M 021 191 5116

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Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Andrew Coster
District Headquarters: 25 Great King Street, Dunedin

Area Commanders and headquarters

Southland Area

Commander: Inspector Lane Todd
Headquarters: Invercargill Central Police Station
P (03) 211 0400

Otago Rural Area

Commander: (Acting) Inspector Andrew Burns
Headquarters: Alexandra Police Station
P (03) 440 2500

Dunedin Clutha Area

Commander: Inspector Greg Sparrow
Headquarters: Dunedin Central Police Station
P (03) 471 4800

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