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We are the only NZ Police oversight body

We are not part of the NZ Police

Under law we are fully independent

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

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Find out about complaint outcomes here.

We don't have the power to prosecute or bring disciplinary proceedings. However, we may hold the Police to account and influence their response to a complaint by:

  • making findings about the actions of individual Police officers and issuing public reports
  • recommending criminal or employment proceedings
  • recommending improvements to Police practice, procedure and policy
  • identifying training needs.

View our complaints data to see how we identify trends arising from groups of complaints and incidents.

Read reports of our independent investigations.

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