New Zealand Police Pursuits Policy Review
This report is to review the current New Zealand Police (Police) pursuit policy. Amendments were made to the policy as recently as January 2008. However, given that pursuits are a policing activity of significant risk, ongoing critical evaluations of the policy in light of specific incidents, technological advances and research, are necessary from time to time.
This review takes into account the previous work undertaken in regard to pursuits and how they are managed, and examines international research and how it can be applied in a New Zealand context. The report also acknowledges where improvements can be made in the policy and assesses how other jurisdictions deal with this complex area of policing.