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The Minister of Police Stuart Nash has issued the following statement in response to charges filed against three Police officers this morning in the New Plymouth District Court.

The 2020 Budget includes significant support to stabilise New Zealand’s family violence services, whose work has been shown to be so essential throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Minister of Police says an independent audit of the firearms buyback and amnesty shows it was well run but ongoing vigilance is needed to keep prohibited weapons out of the wrong hands.

An organised crime group with links to the U.S. and Australia has been added to the list of gangs whose patches are prohibited from government buildings.

Officers from Police and the Aviation Security Service are teaming up to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown and provide community reassurance about safety and law enforcement.

Frontline Police numbers have broken through the 10,000 mark for the first time in history as officers step forward to keep the community safe during the COVID19 lockdown.

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $17 million in Rotorua's tourism, health and wellbeing capabilities.

A new trial scheme will see a Police officer, paramedic and mental health professional respond in a special team to mental health emergency calls in Wellington city.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced the appointment of Andrew Coster as the next Commissioner of Police.

A crime prevention initiative to improve the safety of workers in small businesses like dairies, liquor stores and petrol stations is to be rolled out to hundreds more locations.

A milestone has been reached with the graduation of more than 2,000 new Police officers since the Coalition Government took office in October 2017.

Tougher penalties for gun crime are a step closer with the passage of firearms reform legislation through another stage in Parliament.

Almost 23 years ago, Justice Sir Thomas Thorp told us what was wrong with our firearms legislation.

A trial deployment of the Police Eagle helicopter in Christchurch will test whether the aircraft would make a significant difference to crime prevention and community safety.

The Minister of Police says an operation to smash a trans national drug smuggling ring today will make a significant impact on the methamphetamine trade fuelling harm in our communities.

More Police are being deployed to the frontline as a new wing of officers graduates from the Royal New Zealand Police College today.

The number of Police on the Auckland frontline is increasing with the graduation today of a special locally-trained wing of new constables.

Community safety and crime prevention in the East Coast community of Mahia has moved forward with the opening of a new Police station to serve the growing coastal settlement.

The Minister of Police has thanked around 33,000 firearms owners for helping make New Zealand a safer place by participating in the gun buyback.

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says the clock is ticking down for firearms owners who wish to stay on the right side of the law.

A new record has been set for Police numbers with the graduation of 60 new Police officers today.

A new research project will examine the effectiveness of drug checking programmes at music festivals to find out whether it helps keep people safe and reduces harm.

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says his sympathies are with the family of a man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow.

Police Minister Stuart Nash has offered his sympathies to the family of the man shot by Police today in Tauranga.