Framework for preventing and reducing alcohol-related offending and victimisation 2010-2014
This framework sets our principles and focus around alcohol issues for Police for the next five years. It looks at the achievements that have been made so far, our focus and strategic context, as well as our control strategy and how we will measure success.
Alcohol is the most commonly used recreational drug in New Zealand. New Zealand’s National Drug Policy recognises the considerable health, social and economic costs caused by alcohol misuse.
A significant proportion of police work involves alcohol-related incidents. This includes many aspects of policing, including violent offending, homicides, drink driving, family violence, accommodating intoxicated people in our cells and incidents or offending involving young people.