Budget 2017 pumped an extra half a billion dollars into the Police to put more officers on the street and working towards our goal of making New Zealand the safest country in the world. Our police are better equipped, better trained and they are policing smarter, meaning they are more effective at fighting crime than ever.
We’ve always been the party which is tough on crime, and we’re focused on ensuring offenders are accountable for their crimes.
But we’re also delivering world-leading rehabilitation and prevention work that is driving down offending and putting more criminals on the path to better lives.
We’re also investing in preventing young people taking a criminal path because we know that intervening earlier is our best chance to make a difference, and we are clamping down hard on drugs and organised crime.