Whether it's policing Hamilton's city streets or keeping diverse rural communities between the southern King Country and the tip of the Coromandel safe, Police in Waikato are committed to taking the lead in making our District a safer and more enjoyable place to live.
We maintain close links with our communities as we work towards our goals of community reassurance, policing with confidence and organisational development.
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Andrew McAlley P (07) 834 9444 M 027 296 2396
District Pouwhakataki/Iwi Liaison
Sergeant Dean Kaio P (07) 858 6274 M 027 488 7664
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.
Fairfield / Enderley NPT
Team leader: Craig Taylor
M 027 558 9545
Huntly West NPT
Team leader: John McCarthy
M 027 242 4460
Commanders and headquarters
District Commander: Superintendent Win Van Der Velde
District Headquarters: Hamilton Central Police Station
Area commanders and headquarters
Hamilton City area
Commander: Inspector Greg Nicholls
Headquarters: Hamilton Police Station
P (07) 858 6200
Waikato Western area
Commander: Inspector Paul Carpenter
Headquarters: Te Awamutu Central Police Station
P (07) 872 0100
Waikato Eastern area
Commander: Inspector Dana McDonald
Headquarters: Thames Police Station
P (07) 867 9600
The Waikato Police District is recognised for its innovative approach involving partnerships to achieve the community's goal of reducing re-offending.
Examples of this include the design and implementation of the Nga Tai Tamahine o Kirikiriroa course in Hamilton. This identifies what it is that triggers girls' anger, by using weekends away that include activities such as caving and rope climbing, and involves a partnership between the Taiohi Toa Trust and the Ministry of Social Development.
The nationally implemented anti-truancy programme 'Rock-On' was designed and implemented in Hamilton and aims to keep young people off the streets and in schools. In the King Country a partnership between Police, Ministry of Health, Alcohol Advisory Council and rugby clubs targeting drink driving has been recognised as a national leader. It is being adopted in a number of other provincial areas.