Northland District is divided into two areas that cover 12,844 square km from Kaiwaka to Cape Reinga.
The Whangarei/Kaipara Area stretches from Whangarei to Kaiwaka, across to Dargaville and Kawakawa.
The Far North Area starts at Kawakawa and stretches along both coastlines to Cape Reinga.
While Northland District is the second smallest in the country after Tasman, its geographical spread and many remote areas bring unique policing challenges.
For District staffing figures please refer to the Annual Report which can be found on the Publications and Statistics page.
Northland District news
See the latest news from Northland District.
For all media enquiries please contact: Police Media Team
Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs)
Neighbourhood Policing 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 Tony Hill
District Headquarters: 88 Cameron Street, Whangarei
Area commanders and headquarters
Acting Area Commander: Inspector Martyn Ruth
Headquarters: Whangarei Central Police Station
Far North area
Commander: Inspector Riki Whiu
Headquarters: Kerikeri Police Station
Northland Police is a member of the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF), a group of government and some non-government agencies, whose aim is to work together for the wellbeing of Northlanders.