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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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Cost Recovery

Cost recovery looks at how some costs for Police services, currently free to the customer or heavily subsidised, may be recovered.

In November 2016 the Policing Act 2008 was amended to allow cost recovery in the Police. Regulations are currently being written to set the fees for the Police Vetting Service. Cost recovery in the Police Vetting Service will improve the way Police resources are used, enhance service delivery and provide better value for money within the Police.

At present the only service being proposed for cost recovery is the Police vetting service.

Police have released a range of frequently asked questions to help you understand the cost recovery process.