Wellington Police District

View larger map of Wellington police district in pop up box.The Wellington Police District covers the southern part of the North Island. Its northern border stretches from Peka Peka on the Kapiti Coast, across the Hutt Valley and over the Tararua Ranges to the Wairarapa. It also includes the Chatham Islands. The district covers 813,000 ha with 500 km of coastline. We have 30 police stations, with 768 sworn police officers and 164 other police staff.

Wellington District news

See the latest news from Wellington District.

Social media

Hutt Valley Police Facebook page
Kapiti Police Facebook page
Porirua Police Facebook page
Wairarapa Police Facebook page
Wellington Police Facebook page

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Contacts

Stations
Find a police station in Wellington district

Email
Wellington District contact form

Communications Manager
Nick Bohm  P (04) 381 2000

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.

Cannons Creek NPT

Team leader: Dennis Ngatai
 

Naenae NPT

Team leader: James Dempsey
 

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Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Sam Hoyle
District Headquarters: Cnr Victoria and Harris Streets, Wellington

Area commanders and headquarters

Wellington City area

Commander: Inspector Christopher Scahill
Headquarters: Wellington Central Police Station
P (04) 381 2000

Kapiti Mana area

Commander: Inspector Paul Basham
Headquarters: Porirua Police Station
P (04) 238 1400

Hutt Valley area

Commander: Inspector Mike Hill
Headquarters: Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Police Stations
P (04) 560 2600

Wairarapa area

Commander: Inspector Brent Register
Headquarters: Masterton Police Station
P (06) 370 0300

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More information

Wellington Police Maritime Unit

The Wellington Maritime Unit provides a 24-hour response for search and rescue operations and protection from water-based dangers and crime. From the the Old Ferry Building on the Service Jetty, the unit deploys the 18.5 m catamaran launch Lady Elizabeth IV and a 4.6 m inflatable. The operational area for the unit is a 90 nautical miles radius from the entrance of Wellington Harbour. This encompasses the Marlborough Sounds, Wairarapa coast, Kapiti Coast, Tasman Bay, Whanganui, Castle Point and Kaikoura. However, most of the tasks are within Wellington Harbour and Cook Strait.

Wellington District Search and Rescue

Police Search and Rescue (SAR) squads are based in Wellington and Masterton. They provide a response to both land and marine SAR incidents including:

  • land searches
  • subterranean searches (for missing cavers)
  • river, lake and inland waterway searches
  • close-to-shore marine searches - usually within New Zealand territorial waters (12 nautical miles)
  • high-angle rescues.

Squads are made up of Police members from throughout the District. They are trained in the specialist SAR skills needed to manage any incident. SAR managers in Wellington and Masterton administer and supervise SAR. In the event of a search and rescue incident, a Police SAR squad member is appointed as Incident Controller to manage the operation. Locally we work with volunteer organisations including New Zealand Land Search and Rescue, Coastguard New Zealand and Amateur Radio Emergency Corps to provide SAR services. Police SAR squad members provide Civil Defence assistance during declared emergencies and scene guarding/scene examination in remote locations.

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