State of emergency important notice

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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Community Roadwatch form

Community Roadwatch form

Date Published: 
October 2016

The Community Roadwatch programme has been designed for use by New Zealand Police to advise the owner of a motor vehicle about the unsafe or risky driving behaviour you have observed and reported where you do not wish the offender to be prosecuted. The Police will regard your report as confidential; in accordance with the provisions of the law as it relates to privacy and disclosure of information.

You can notify police by filling out a secure online form.

If you wish the incident to be investigated with a view to charges being laid in Court you must lodge a formal complaint with your nearest police station. You can also download the Community Roadwatch form (PDF 45KB) and print it to use when you are away from your computer.