State of National 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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When should I call 111?

When should I call 111?

111 is the number for emergencies. Call 111 and ask for Police when:
  • Someone is badly injured or in danger;
  • There's a serious risk to life or property;
  • A crime is being committed and the offenders are still there or have just left;
  • You've come across a major public inconvenience, like trees blocking a road;
  • It's happening now or has just happened. 
If you can't decide whether it's a real emergency and you're still worried, call 111 and ask. We'll help you work out what to do.