Annual Report 2008
While high-profile crime and policing operations dominated the headlines, organisationally the 2007/08 financial year was one of progress as the benefits of the three-year programme of increased investment in extra staff became apparent. Police made significant headway with several of the tougher tasks relating to community reassurance, policing with confidence and organisational development identified in our Strategic Plan.
This year has seen good progress in the implementation of the recommendations that came out of the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct (COI). Some of the COI recommendations have seen a new Code of Conduct and organisational health audit being implemented.
Also this financial year, the Government announced the establishment of an organised crime agency to lead cross-government coordination in intelligence gathering, sharing and enforcement around serious and organised crime, including serious fraud. The new agency, known as the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand, is hosted by Police. Establishment was completed during the year and the agency began operating on 1 July 2008.
Recruiting continues to play a large role in the organisation, with numbers of staff continuing to grow and fill organisational needs. Community teams around the country are still of importance in combating and deterring crime at a local level, while a multitude of other teams and initiatives are helping to reduce crime.
The Annual Report 2008 also includes the Police strategic context, key interventions in reducing inequalities, information on the organizational development, the Police statement of service performance, policing statistics, as well as financial and organizational information.
ISSN: 1177-1526 (Print)
ISSN: 1178-1815 (Online)