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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

Whaia te pono, kia puawai ko te tika

Seek the truth, that justice may prevail

Independence

We are statutorily independent from Government and the Police by virtue of our Act and the Crown Entities Act.

The law requires us to act independently in performing our statutory functions and duties.

This means that we make decisions based on the facts and the law.

Read more about accountability requirements for Independent Crown Entities

View the Crown Entities Act 2004 (PDF 2.5 MB)

View the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988

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