Missing persons advice and support

Missing persons cases are complex and varied. Over 11,000 missing persons reports are submitted to police every year in New Zealand.

In New Zealand a missing person is defined as anyone who is reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are concerns for the safety and welfare of that person.

If you are a missing person

If you know you have been reported missing, contact Police or family so they can stop searching. If you are aged 17 or older Police cannot tell anyone where you are without your consent. … More

Missing persons – useful websites

A list of website links to organisations that provide information and support for people who having missing family or friends. … More

Dementia, wandering and missing persons

Outlines what to do if a dementia sufferer goes missing. Also explains what dementia is, how it affects behaviour and how tracking devices are used. … More

Missing persons – working with the media

This page provides you with advice on talking to the media about a missing person case, and emphasises cooperation between family and Police case officers. … More