If you have a complaint about the Police, 
you can come to us

The Independent Police Conduct Authority is an independent body that considers complaints against New Zealand Police and oversees their conduct.

We are not part of the Police

The Authority is established by law to be fully independent.

It is headed by a District Court Judge, and supported by independent investigators.

More about the Authority

How independent is the Authority?

Our latest Annual Report


The Authority considers complaints about Police misconduct or neglect of duty, or Police practices, policies and procedures.

Make a complaint online

More about complaints

Download the IPCA brochure

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What can I complain about?

How do I make a complaint with the Authority?

Answers to more FAQs can be found on the Complaint's page of the website


We are updating our website and invite your feedback 

If you have any comments about the website, what works and what doesn’t, please email us communications@ipca.govt.nz 

Holiday Closure

Our office will be closed

22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018 

You can make a complaint anytime using our online complaint form  and we'll get back to you in the New Year. 

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