During 2008/09 we focused on implementing the Police Strategic Plan to 2010, Policing with Confidence, the New Zealand Way, achieving our vision of ‘safer communities together’ and our key outcomes. This has progressed well, despite the world being in the grip of a financial and economic crisis. This situation has increased our government’s interest and focus on value for money and how the New Zealand Police invests taxpayer funds.
In response, at the end of this year, we began work on a plan outlining opportunities for service improvement and cost management that will take us into the medium to longer term. This work will provide us with a solid platform on which to build and make necessary changes in years to come.
The Annual Report 2009 also includes the achievements of key priority areas, the Police statement of objectives and service performance, policing statistics, as well as financial and organizational information.