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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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Annual Report 2001

Annual Report 2001

Date Published: 
November 2001


The 2000/01 year has been relatively quiet in terms of major operations and this has enabled Police to focus on core activities. The year saw the introduction or improvement of a range of management processes that was greatly enabled by the appointment of two new deputy commissioners and other senior executive appointments.

The highlights of the 2000/01 year have been the continued reduction in recorded crime, improved crime resolution rates and lower road toll. The largest injection of new resource during the year resulted from the introduction of the highway patrol.

The Annual Report 2001 also includes the achievements of key result areas, the Police statement of objectives and service performance, information on reducing inequalities, reports from service centers and other groups, as well as financial and organizational information.