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State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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Investigation into the engagement of external security consultants

Report released on 18 December 2018. Following the State Services Commission inquiry into the use of security consultants in the state sector (which excluded Police for legislative reasons), Police initiated its own investigation to ensure any Police engagements with external security consultants meets ethical standards consistent with Police’s values and Code of Conduct.

Police comment on review findings

Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement says the investigation should give the public confidence that police are managing its interactions with external security consultants in a professional and appropriate way.

“As the report makes clear, police interacts with external security consultants on an almost daily basis. This can be for a wide range of usually routine reasons, plus on occasion receiving information that may assist police in preventing or detecting offending.... Read more

Investigation Report

You can find the final report at the link below. Please note the report includes a number of redactions of information and appendices under section 6(c) and 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act.