105 (Ten-Five) Information
Use Ten Five (105) to report things that don't need urgent Police assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I report using 105?
Use 105 to report things like:
- You or someone you know has been hurt or threatened
- Your house has been burgled
- Your car or bike has been stolen
- Someone broke into your car
- Someone has damaged your property
- You've lost your wallet or phone
- Driving behaviour or an incident that you have seen
- Someone has shoplifted or driven off without paying
- You suspect a scam or drug dealing or other suspicious behaviour
- or want to provide any other information onto Police
If something you’re worried about is happening now or has just happened, or if you or anyone’s safety is at risk, call 111 immediately.
If you can't decide if it's a real emergency and you're still worried, call 111 and ask
We'll help you work out what to do.
Why do Police have the 105 non-emergency service?
105 was introduced along with online reporting as an easy-to-remember number for reporting non-emergencies to Police to ensure everyone in New Zealand can access policing services – anywhere, anytime.
The 105 service helps to preserve the emergency (111) channel for when it is really necessary.
Is there a text based 105 service available?
No, a text-based service is currently not available for 105. You can report online at 105.police.govt.nz.
Learn about and register for the emergency 111 TXT service.
Can I call 105 from messaging apps such as ‘Skype’ or ‘WhatsApp’?
Will I be able to call 105 from an internet or overseas-based phone system?
Internet-based or international-based phone systems will not dial 105. Depending on which country and phone system you are calling from, you may be able to call +64 49 105 105 (however you may incur international toll charges).
Having trouble calling 105?
105 should work from any NZ-based telephony system. If you are having trouble connecting to 105 there may be an issue with your device or phone line. Check in with your telephone service provider in the first instance. If you can't get through to 105 please contact us online at 105.police.govt.nz.
I want to talk to the local station or constable?
Police officers are often out and about working in the community. 105 is a nationwide non-emergency number that is answered 24/7 by Police staff who can resolve many of your queries. If required, 105 staff will send your request though to the appropriate station or staff member to follow up.
I have been waiting a long-time for my call to 105 to be answered?
105 is for Police non-emergencies and on average, calls are answered within 4 minutes. Times can vary depending on the time of the day and other factors, but we are always working hard to improve the experience for our callers.
If you experience long wait times please use one of the online reporting options at 105.police.govt.nz.
If you require urgent Police or emergency services assistance you should call 111.
Who answers 105 calls?
Highly trained police communicators will answer your non-emergency call to 105. They have access to the necessary Police systems to resolve your matter or can take other action as required.
Are 105 calls recorded?
Yes. All calls made to the 105 and 111 service are recorded to make sure the information we provide is consistent and accurate and so that we have a record of your call. There is more information about call recording here.
How do I become a 105 Police Communicator?
If you are interested in becoming a 105 Police Communicator, you can find out more information and apply here.
Can I make an anonymous report via 105 or online?
We require some personal information so we can process your report and follow up with you. We only use this information for permitted purposes. If you want to report a crime to Police anonymously without your name or contact details attached, please use Crime Stoppers or call them on 0800 555 111.
How can I make an online report at 105.police.govt.nz and hide the fact I did?
If you want to make a 105 online report and are worried that someone using the same computer/device will find out you have visited our website and/or submitted a report, you can hide your online activity by:
- Completing the report in a private/incognito window/tab
- When finished, delete any browsing history and if you have downloaded the report (or other information from our website) delete the download
- Alternatively, you could use a friend’s device, or one at a library, or work
Note, incognito mode or private browsing only prevents the browser from storing browser information locally. It does not make you anonymous online, for example your internet service provider can still see your online traffic data.
You can find more information about hiding your online activity here:
105 (Ten-Five) Resources
Activity packs for schools
Match the pictures on the sides to the correct number in the middle.
Use the words in the group as clues and fill in the blank spaces.
Flyers for stores and tourism