About us

Our Business

Our business infographic

The vision of Police is for New Zealand to be the safest country it can be. To achieve this, we work with communities to prevent crime and harm and ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe wherever they live, work or visit.

With over 14,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 1 million emergency calls a year and work to prevent crime and crashes.

We’re working towards specific outcomes and targets that highlight our intent to reduce violent crime, reduce youth offending, improve court timeliness and increase public place visibility.

Our Business is the key document that focuses us on these shared goals.


View the infographic (PDF, 382KB) to find out why we’re here, what we do, and how we do it.


About New Zealand Police

Find out about our functions and vision to the New Zealand public. Also includes an introduction to the 2007 Police Commission of Inquiry and progress reports. ... More

Our Values

Police shoulder badge

Learn about the New Zealand Police core values, which serve as the guiding principles in our commitment to keeping people safe. ... More

Māori and Police in partnership

Māori male in traditional dress with Māori female in warden uniform.

Find out how Māori and Police work together to help prevent crime, crashes and victimisation in our communities. This includes The Turning of the Tide strategy, iwi liaison officers and recruitment. ... More


Find out about the Police management structure, its 12 districts and some of its teams and units. ... More

Publications and statistics

View corporate publications, forms, guides and standards, general reports and research as well as crime statistics and monthly statistical indicators. ... More

History and Museum

Historic photograph of three Police men on the beat circa 1910.

Explore the early history of Police, read the memorials of officers killed by criminal acts, learn about modern insignia of rank and find out about the exciting Police Museum near Porirua. ... More

Investigations and reviews

As part of ongoing investigative work, New Zealand Police occasionally release investigation documents and reviews which are of public interest. ... More

Programmes and initiatives

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Find out about international, national and local programmes and initiatives. ... More

Privacy statement - how we manage personal information

We recognise the way we handle personal information is important in maintaining the levels of trust and confidence to which we aspire. ... More

Ko te iwi Māori me Ngā Pirihimana e ngunguru nei

Kimihia mai ngā kōrero mō te mahi tahi a te iwi Māori me ngā Pirihimana ki te kaupare atu i te hara, i ngā tukinga waka me ngā mahi takakino tangata i ō tātou hapori. ... More