Northland District is divided into two areas that cover 12,844 square km from Kaiwaka to Cape Reinga.
The Whangārei/Kaipara Area stretches from Whangārei 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.
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For all media enquiries please contact: Police Media Team.
Commanders and headquarters
District Commander: Superintendent Dion Bennett (relieving)
District Headquarters: 88 Cameron Street, Whangārei
Area commanders and headquarters
Whangārei Kaipara area
Area Commander: Inspector Maria Nordstrom
Headquarters: Whangārei Central Police Station
Far North area
Commander: Inspector Riki Whui
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.