State of National 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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Information for Victims of Sexual Assault booklet

Information for Victims of Sexual Assault booklet

Date Published: 
December 2019

This brochure tells you about what happens when you report a sexual assault. Sexual assault is a crime that involves a wide range of offending from indecent assault to rape. If you feel confused and unsure about what has happened to you, then you can still come to Police for help.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, or personal circumstances. You may have been assaulted by someone you know or a stranger.

When you report a sexual assault Police will investigate your complaint and work alongside other services to make sure that you are offered:

  • Medical help and advice
  • Counselling
  • Help with your recovery