Our Mission

Our role

To assist the Police and we do this by:

  • Patrolling residential, business and industrial areas
  • Acting as eyes and ears for the Police
  • Undertaking surveillance and observation
  • Taking note, recording and gathering information
  • Assisting, when asked, at accident scenes
  • Watching out for stolen cars
  • Reporting signs of suspicious activity

Community Patrols are owned and organised locally by their own committees, and their volunteers maintain their own identity and affiliation distinct from the New Zealand Police, they are independent although they may receive Police guidance and training.

Our Values

  • To be professional and consistent in all our activities
  • To serve our communities
  • To maintain a strong and mutually supportive working partnership with Police
  • To work cooperatively with governmental and non- governmental agencies with similar objectives to CPNZ
  • To recognise and respect human rights, including the right to equal opportunity
  • To respect people of all ethnicities and cultures and encourage their involvement in CPNZ
  • To maintain Patroller safety is our number one priority

Operational Priorities:

  • Free up Police resources 
  • Increase community awareness and resilience 
  • Identify safety issues by using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts.
  • Develop relationships with local government, civil defence and emergency management agencies and schools 
  • Offer support to with Community Groups by being present at their events and functions to help maintain safety and good behaviour, control/direct traffic and people - e.g. Santa Parades, Xmas in Park, Council, International Sports Events or School events.

Specific Strategic Priorities

  • Review our Governing Documents to incorporate recent developments and initiatives (Governance)
  • Increase the number of patrols and the number and diversity of our patrollers (Growth)
  • Raise community awareness of the existence and value of community patrols (Raising Awareness)
  • Increase patrol functionality to achieve better outcomes (Increasing patrol functionality)
  • Create safer environments working cooperatively with other governmental and non-governmental agencies (Creating Safer Environments)
  • Secure adequate ongoing funding to sustain high-quality operational performance (Securing Sustainable Funding)