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The NZ Police play an important role in the city centre. Their prevention work includes focused programmes across a number of different sectors including retail theft - like the StoreWatch programme and advice for small businesses on how to prevent crime and increase safety - along with alcohol harm prevention teams, who work closely with the District Licensing Authority. Their active policing includes a strong on-street presence from city centre beat teams. They also work alongside the CityWatch team to improve the experience of safety in the city centre, and sit on the Taskforce on Alcohol and Safety.

There is a strong focus on collaboration to address issues, and the police are more than happy to support and communicate with businesses for relevant safety specific enquiries. We are happy to facilitate these enquiries as we we work closely and meet regularly with members of the central area policing team. 

The police monitor the extensive CCTV network that is in place in public spaces throughout the city centre.  

To contact the police

Emergency: call 111

Non-emergency: Auckland Central Police Station - 09 302 6400

  • Constables Ding Capunitan and Will Kerr in Exchange Lane in Auckland's city centre. Image: Heart of the City
    Constables Ding Capunitan and Will Kerr in Exchange Lane in Auckland's city centre. Image: Heart of the City