History and Museum

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.

The establishment of New Zealand Police

An introduction to the establishment of New Zealand Police, including the first non-commissioned officer (John Nash) and a list of further reading. … More

Police insignia

A brief outline of the origins of Police insignia of rank, with a photograph showing 10 rank badges from recruit through to Commissioner. … More


Contact details and information about collections, exhibitions, guided tours, education programmes and research sources.… More


Officers and employees who have died as a result of their Police duties are remembered in the Roll of Honour. Their service and commitment to the New Zealand Police is remembered with respect.… More

75 years of women in Police

It has been 75 years since the first intake of women into Police Training at the Newtown depot in June 1941. … More