Help in an emergency
If you are in immediate danger, call 111 and ask to speak to the police. You should call 111 when:
- someone is badly injured or in danger
- there’s a serious risk to life or property
- a crime is being committed and the offenders are still there or have just left
- you’ve come across a major public inconvenience, such as trees blocking a highway.
If you can’t decided if it’s a real emergency and you’re still worried, call 111 and ask the police. The police will help you work out what to do.
For non-emergencies, contact your local police station(external link).
If you have hearing or speech difficulties, you can register for the police’s 111 TXT service(external link) so you can contact Fire, Ambulance or Police in an emergency.
Other ways to report crimes
There are other ways you can report crimes to the police:
- You can report crimes anonymously to Crimestoppers
- You can report driving incidents to Roadwatch
- You can report electronic crimes to the Orb.
See How to report a crime - New Zealand Police website(external link) for information on how to report these crimes.