Annual Report 2015
In this Annual Report you will read what Police planned to do and what we actually did. Highlights in the year 2014/15 included:
- Policing Excellence, which concluded in June 2014, set a very high bar for whatever came after it. As a result Police initiated a programme to develop options for the next phase of Policing Excellence – Policing Excellence: the Future.
- During the design phase of Policing Excellence: the Future, Police sought to maintain the gains delivered through Policing Excellence. Although not all performance measures saw improvement from the previous year, Police maintained the medium-term performance trends against its strategic priorities.
- Protected Communities – improved data quality and an increased focus on delivering better services for victims has resulted in an increase in the recorded level of repeat victimisation.
- Improved Road Safety – the number of fatal road crashes remains at historically low levels.
- Less Crime – the downward trend in the recorded crime rate has continued and Police remains on track to deliver the Government’s increased target for reducing crime.
- More Valued Services – trust and confidence is stable over the medium term, and remains high when compared to overseas jurisdictions.
- During the year Police delivered a number of major operations to protect New Zealanders, visitors and the country’s reputation as safe and secure place to visit and conduct business. It provided visible, accessible policing services to two major international events: the Cricket World Cup and the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, facilitated an official Royal visit, and ensured the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings passed off peaceably.
- Police took opportunities to deliver further improvements where they presented themselves. As a consequence Police contributed to a number of cross-government initiatives to improve the lives of New Zealanders.
- Police has continued to equip its staff with tools and technology that enable them to spend less time behind a desk and more time out in their communities, where they can make the biggest difference in preventing crime.
- Police also made further progress in ensuring that the demographic profile of its staff reflects that of the communities it polices, and through staff living its values everyday (including two new values adopted during the year) Police will increase levels of trust and confidence.