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Police publish performance targets

Police publish performance targets

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 8:35am

National News

New Zealand Police have today published tables that show how the organisation is performing in key services delivered to the community.

Assistant Commissioner Grant Nicholls says the tables allow the public to see at a glance how well Police are meeting the key goals of reducing crime, reducing death and injury on the roads, protecting communities and maintaining trust.

"Preventing crime before it occurs underpins everything we do.  These performance indicators have been developed to help the public better understand what we are trying to achieve with our Prevention First approach"

"They show the results of the prevention work being undertaken by officers in all our districts and nationally."

On any given day Police will stop 1,550 cars, conduct 220 foot patrols, complete 860 bail checks and conduct 7,950 breath screening tests.

"We also deal with 1.74 million calls for police assistance each year including 715,000 emergency calls."

"Police aspires to be an organisation that is always working to improve its performance, maintain high standards of service and ongoing public trust and confidence," Mr Nicholls said

"These targets represent the standards that we have set for ourselves. Meeting them will result in safer communities and fewer victims."

"We know from a number of public opinion surveys that New Zealanders want to know more about crime and related issues in their local area. We also know that there are some misunderstandings about the level of crime in our communities.  Publishing this information on a regular basis will help to improve the transparency of Police's reporting against our targets and will aid the public's understanding of justice sector issues."

Future performance indicator tables will be published quarterly on our website www.police.govt.nz


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