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.
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
Commanders and headquarters
District Commander (Relieving): Detective Superintendent Tim Anderson
District Headquarters: 1190-1214 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010
P O Box 741, Rotorua 3040
Area commanders and headquarters
Eastern Bay of Plenty area
Commander: Inspector Stuart Nightingale
Headquarters: Whakatāne Police Station
Commander: Inspector Philip Taikato
Headquarters: Rotorua Central Police Station
Commander: Inspector Phil Edwards
Headquarters: Taupō Police Station
Western Bay of Plenty area
Commander: Inspector Clifford Paxton
Headquarters: Tauranga Central Police Station