Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022

Date Published: 
November 2022

Police's Annual Report for 2021/22 has been tabled at Parliament. It shows the significant achievements Police has made while meeting growing service demands.

Police will continue to prioritise responding to events that cause the most harm in communities.

Highlights of the 2021/22 year included:

  • Police prevented $108.5 million of social harm from the illicit drug trade.
  • We restrained an estimated $63.98 million worth of assets, in the ongoing focus on disrupting organised crime and preventing harm in communities.
  • 76% of people agree or strongly agree that Police concentrate their efforts to deal with the most harmful crimes in New Zealand, while 78% of people  agree or strongly agree that Police deal effectively with serious crimes.
  • 84% of survey respondents who had contact with Police at the roadside agree they were treated fairly. This is up 18% from 2020/21.
  • 63,467 supported resolutions were provided for road offences, including referrals to driver licensing programmes. 
  • Operation Tauwhiro – a long-term nationally coordinated operation focused on organised crime and gang harm prevention and enforcement resulted in:
    • 1,804 firearms seized
    • 1,457 people arrested
    • 55,393 grams of methamphetamine seized
    • 1,808 searches conducted