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About us

The Independent Police Conduct Authority is an independent body set up by Parliament to keep watch over the Police.

Role and powers

The Authority receives complaints against the Police and investigates incidents involving death and serious bodily harm. More >>

Independence

The Authority is not part of the Police. It is required to carry out its functions and duties independently. More >>

Public Reports

Summary reports of the findings of our independent investigations will be available, with private details kept anonymous where necessary. More>>

People and structure

The Authority is chaired by Judge Sir David J. Carruthers, a District Court Judge. Other members of the Authority are appointed by the Governor General. More >>

Monitoring places of detention

The Authority monitors conditions of detention and treatment of detainees in Police custody. More >>

Why oversight matters

Independent civilian oversight provides assurance for both the Police and the public. More >>

History

The Authority was established in November 2007, replacing the Police Complaints Authority. More >>

International links

The Authority has gained international recognition for its oversight of the Police. More >>

Accountability

The Authority is accountable to Parliament for its use of taxpayer funding. More >>

Legislation

The Authority has responsibilities under the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act and other legislation. More >>

Working for us

The Authority is a small, focused organisation dedicated to providing independent oversight of the Police. More >>

Vision and values

The Authority's mission is to promote public trust and confidence in New Zealand Police. More >>

 

Download IPCA brochure

IPCA brochure (PDF, 375kb)

 

 

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