The New Zealand Police has generally enjoyed a reputation for mild policing, however there have been significant cases when the use of force was criticised, such as during the 1981 Springbok tour. While the New Zealand Police is a government department with a minister responsible for it, the Commissioner and sworn members swear allegiance directly to the Sovereign and, by constitutional convention, have constabulary independence from the government of the day.
The New Zealand Police is perceived to have a low level of institutional corruption.
is the national police force of New Zealand, responsible for enforcing criminal law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout New Zealand.
With over 11,000 staff it is the largest law enforcement agency in New Zealand and, with few exceptions, has primary jurisdiction over the majority of New Zealand criminal law.
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