Road policing is a high profile and vital component of New Zealand Police, making up approximately 23 percent of the service.
Auckland and Wellington each have a Police Maritime Unit with a large operational area. They carry out a wide range of activities, supported by specially equipped vessels and inflatable boats.
Police has 21 dog sections, from Whangarei to Invercargill, made up of over 120 dog teams.
The Air Support Unit (known as "Eagle") Is the only dedicated unit of its type in the country. While it usually operates throughout the metropolitan Auckland area it may also be deployed nationally.… More
Armed Offenders Squads respond to incidents involving firearms or suspected firearms. Each squad has a Police Negotiating Team attached to it.… More
The Police National Dive Squad is based in Wellington, but responds to requests for assistance from all over New Zealand.… More
Puawaitahi, Auckland, is a multi-agency centre for the investigation of child abuse and neglect. It helps victims and their families access treatment services.
Several forensic services help police collect, analyse and document evidence to put before the courts, including examination of fingerprints, documents, firearms and photographic evidence.
The Financial Crime Group is made up of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and four Asset Recovery Units (ARUs).… More
New Zealand Police supports Interpol in cases with international implications including extradition, missing persons, child abduction across borders and border alerts for Family Court Orders. … More
The Diplomatic Protection Service (DPS) provides personal protection for national dignitaries and visiting guests of government.… More
Find out about Category One and Category Two searches and how Police and other agencies manage these search and rescue events.… More
Based at the Royal New Zealand Police College, the band has forty members comprised of both police officers and civilian staff from around New Zealand.… More
The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) is where officers start their careers and return to refresh their skills and develop themselves through advanced and specialist training.… More
The Police Prosecution Service plays a key role in New Zealand's criminal justice system. It prosecutes about 130,000-140,000 cases and between 6,000 and 8,000 diversions each year.