Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

View categories of frequently asked questions and get answers to some of the most common queries. ... More

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault

Find out what constitutes a sexual assault and what constitutes consent ... More

Driving and road safety

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Find out about reporting bad driving, legislation including speed limits and road safety cameras, how to stay safe in your vehicle and the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit (CVIU) ... More

For businesses and organisations

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Information for companies and other organisations about the Police vetting check service, reporting suspicious financial transactions to the FIU, handling suspicious mail and bomb threats, and their obligations when selling secondhand items. ... More

Firearms and Safety

Find out about New Zealand firearms licences (sometimes called gun licences), endorsements and import permits for residents, visitors, collectors and dealers, and the Arms Code ... More

Personal and community advice

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Get some advice on the safety of yourself, your family and property and visitors to New Zealand. Discover the range of education programmes offered by the Police School Community Services ... More


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Find out about Police Safety Orders, the Victim Notification Register and what support is available for victims of crime ... More

Drugs and alcohol

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Learn about laws and penalties relating to drugs and alcohol, and how to get help for drugs and alcohol problems. Find out about drugs such as methamphetamine and cannabis, liquor licensing, hosting p ... More

Family violence

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Find out how to get help for family violence (domestic violence) and learn about Protection Orders and Police Safety Orders. ... More

Cybercrime and the Internet

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An introduction to cybercrime and internet basics. It includes some guidelines to keeping yourself safe online and where to get help when things don’t go to plan. Recognise scam types, protect your ... More