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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

Mana Whanonga Pirihimana Motuhake


This privacy statement covers personal and other information gathered by this website.

Use of this website

This website uses cookies to improve your online experience and, except when you use the online complaint form (see below) and the email form on our contact page, our website does not gather any identifying details or other personal information about your visit .

Details gathered include, the duration of your visit, which pages you visited, what type of internet browser you used and other details. We use this information to help ensure the website is meeting user needs. You can change your cookie settings through your browser.

Online complaint form

When you fill in the online complaint form on this website, you will be asked for personal information including your name, contact details and details of your complaint against the Police. This information will be used to resolve your complaint.

As part of the process of resolving your complaint, details will be provided to the Police and they will be asked to respond. The Police may be asked to investigate and resolve your complaint.

Details of your complaint will be retained in our files and may be retained in Police complaint files after your complaint is closed.

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