Bay of Plenty Police District

The Bay of Plenty Police District covers the area from Katikati in the north, east to the tip of the East Cape and south past Tūrangi in the central North Island.

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Bay of Plenty is a large and diverse policing district which includes a mix of busy urban centres, holiday resorts, horticultural areas and small farming settlements, isolated coastlines, lakes, rivers and mountainous terrain.

For district staffing figures please refer to the Annual Report which can be found on the Publications and Statistics page.

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Commanders and headquarters

District Commander: Superintendent Tim Anderson
District Headquarters: 1190-1214 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010
P O Box 741, Rotorua 3040
Phone: 105

Area commanders and headquarters

Eastern Bay of Plenty area

Commander: Inspector Nicky Cooney
Headquarters: Whakatāne Police Station
P 105

Rotorua area

Commander: Inspector Herby Ngawhika
Headquarters: Rotorua Central Police Station
P 105

Taupō area

Commander: Inspector Phil Edwards
Headquarters: Taupō Police Station
P 105

Western Bay of Plenty area

Commander: Inspector Clifford Paxton
Headquarters: Tauranga Central Police Station
P 105