Policing Act 2008

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: New Zealand Police
8 Principles

This Act is based on the following principles:


principled, effective, and efficient policing services are a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law:


effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence:


policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local community focus:


policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights:


policing services are provided independently and impartially:


in providing policing services every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically, and with integrity.