Who are we?


Find out more about New Zealand Police, who we are, and what we do.

With circa 14,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

As a member of the New Zealand Police you’ll help people every day, and no two days will be the same. You’ll constantly grow and learn because professional development continues throughout your career.


New Zealand Police works with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe.


Our vision

New Zealand Police aims to have the trust and confidence of all. To achieve this we operate in accordance with our values and work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and other public sector agencies to achieve Safer Communities Together.


Our mission is for New Zealand to be the safest country in the world.


Our principles

  • Principled, effective and efficient policing services as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law

  • Effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence

  • Policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local, community focus

  • Policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights

  • Policing services are provided independently and impartially

  • In providing policing services, every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically and with integrity.

Our values

  • We are at our best when our people work together, achieve results, and look ahead. Everything we do at New Zealand Police is about ensuring people are safe and feel safe. To enable us to deliver on this commitment we are guided by our core values.

  • These values inform the way we work, operate and make decisions. Our values reflect what is important to us and the communities we serve.

  • The ideals we aspire to are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Commitment to Māori and the Treaty, Empathy and Valuing Diversity.

  • For further information, check out our full core values


For more information about New Zealand Police, visit the website.