Report non-emergencies, get traffic alerts & much more
The New Zealand Police has launched a new mobile app to make it easier to access and receive information and advice from Police – anywhere, any time.
Released last week, the free NZ Police app has already been installed by over 5000 users and is available for Apple and Android devices.
The app features the latest news and updates from Police, real-time emergency alerts for traffic, major national events, crime alerts, and other safety information and advice in an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly format.
On top of this, people can report non-emergencies via the 105 online form directly, including uploading attachments and photos, and checking in or adding to your existing reports.
There are also links to call other essential Police services, such as 111, Crimestoppers (0800 555 111) and *555.
The NZ Police app also has safety and prevention information, and among other features is the ability to check if a vehicle is listed as stolen, pay an infringement fee or check the latest traffic alerts.
With customisable notifications, app users can opt in and choose what Police news and alerts they want to receive.
As the Police is committed to being accessible and available, the new app is an important step on that journey.
The Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush, says “Our staff will always be at the centre of keeping people safe and making them feel safe. However, as Commissioner, I’ve also ensured we are able to maximise technology developments to provide for new and improved ways to access and receive policing services, as part of our mission ‘to be the safest country’.
Commissioner Bush says the app is part of a wider suite of work Police is undertaking to modernise its service delivery to ensure everyone in New Zealand, including international visitors, can access policing services anywhere, anytime. ”
The Police see a lot of potential in the app, and envisage it evolving with their services in days ahead. Based on feedback and other user insights, more features would be added to it and efforts will be to ensure an ‘engaging and informative’ experience.
For Android devices, you can download the app from the Google Play Store or click here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.govt.police.android.nzpolice&hl=en_US
For Apple phones, click here: https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/nz-police/id1483686393