Police has been voted New Zealand's most reputable government department for the third year running.
The Hay Group/NZ Management survey of the country's most reputable organisations considered 39 government departments, rating them against criteria including: corporate social responsibility; financial performance; implementation of strategic objectives; innovation; senior leadership; and vision for the future.
In its September issue, NZ Management magazine declares: "NZ Police reigns supreme as the number one government department three years in a row."
This year Police shares the top spot for the first time with the Department of Conservation.
Police Commissioner Peter Marshall said, “The level of consistency required for this continued success is a great achievement which absolutely reflects the commitment and talents of people working at every level of Police.”