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.
Bay of Plenty District news
For all media enquiries please contact: Police Media Team
Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs)
These teams aim to reduce crime, prevent victimisation, improve perceptions of safety and increase trust and confidence in Police. Their efforts are concentrated in their identified priority neighbourhoods.
Find out more about Neighbourhood Policing Teams, or contact your local Police station to find out if there is a local NPT in your area.
Commanders and headquarters
District Commander: Superintendent Andy McGregor
District Headquarters: 1190-1214 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010
P O Box 741, Rotorua 3040
Fax: (07) 343-1602
Area commanders and headquarters
Eastern Bay of Plenty area
Commander: Inspector Stuart Nightingale
Headquarters: Whakatane Police Station
Commander: Inspector Philip Taikato
Headquarters: Rotorua Central Police Station
Commander: Inspector Warwick Morehu
Headquarters: Taupo Police Station
Western Bay of Plenty area
Commander: Inspector Clifford Paxton
Headquarters: Tauranga Central Police Station