State of emergency important notice

State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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Interpol logo.

Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) promotes international cooperation in the prevention, detection and suppression of crime. Interpol's New Zealand bureau is based in Wellington.

For more information see the website of Interpol.

New Zealand Police supports Interpol in cases involving:

  • international missing persons
  • extradition
  • mutual assistance applications
  • arranging escorts for deportations
  • child abduction across international borders
  • criminal history checks
  • criminal investigations
  • witnesses required for overseas court cases
  • overseas witnesses required for New Zealand court cases
  • maintaining border alerts for Family Court Orders.

Police liaison officers

Senior CIB staff are based within New Zealand’s overseas missions in Bangkok, Sydney, Canberra, Washington, London, Jakarta, Apia and Beijing. They cooperate with international agencies in the collection and sharing of intelligence concerning drugs, terrorism and other criminal matters.