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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

What we stand for

Our Māori conceptual name is Whaia te pono, kia puawaiko te tika - Seek the truth, that justice may prevail.

Our six core values of independence, trustworthiness, accountability, timeliness, vigilance and integrity guide all that we do.

We exist to support public expectations - as expressed by Parliament - for the justice system to be trusted and effective.

Our work also contributes to Police values of integrity and professionalism.

We contribute to the justice sector outcome of ‘A safe and just society’ and the three justice sector goals:

  • accessible justice services
  • effective constitutional arrangements
  • a trusted justice system.
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