Police acknowledge sentencing of Kimberlee Vollmer
Inspector Chris de Wattignar, Acting District Commander: Central District:
Police acknowledge the sentencing today of former Police officer Kimberlee Vollmer.
Vollmer was sentenced today on charges of indecent assault against four victims, and four charges of using a police computer unlawfully.
Police began an investigation into the matters Vollmer was charged with in May 2017.
While the investigation was ongoing Vollmer, who was a Sergeant in New Plymouth, was stood down from his duties.
He resigned in October 2017, while the criminal investigation was still ongoing and before any possible employment investigation could be completed.
New Zealand Police expects high standards of behaviour from our staff that are reflective of our values.
We are deeply disappointed in the actions of Vollmer, which do not align to the professionalism and integrity of the 13,000 men and women of New Zealand Police who come to work every day to prevent harm in our community.
Police commend the bravery of the victims who knew Vollmer’s behaviour was wrong and came forward to make a complaint.
There is a robust process in place to manage complaints about staff conduct.
As evidenced by this prosecution, we do not hesitate to investigate and hold our people to account where appropriate.