and Order - Police
Boost police funding to allow an extra 2,500 officers to match Australia's policing rate, and allow greater focus on crime prevention and visible community patrols.
Ensure police focus first on thieves and thugs, and only then on traffic tickets, and unintended wrongs.
Require the maximum sentence after three repeat offences, automatically.
No suppression of criminal records.
Continue to support police efforts to drive crime down even further, through additional resources and better legislation
Provide for increased use of DNA by progressively increasing resources available for DNA testing and analysis
Establish a nationwide non-emergency number for police so that the 111 system is reserved for urgent calls
Ensure Police establish liaison mechanisms to work with rural communities to understand and develop solutions to their unique set of needs
Double the number of community police on the streets by recruiting an extra 250 over the next two years from 2006/07 to 2007/08
Boost frontline police numbers
Change the emphasis of policing from revenue gathering to violent crime
Work with the Police Commissioner to simplify much of the administrative and process functions around police crime fighting
Restore pride in the New Zealand Police. We will make it once again an organisation to which people want to belong
Double the size of the police force over the next five years
Give local police and community groups greater power and ability to deal with local problems
Arrest the current exodus from our police force of both experienced and recently recruited officers
Provide incentives for former officers to return to the force, including in non-sworn roles where their expertise will be valued
Ensure that necessary police numbers are engaged in frontline duties by providing the requisite level of administrative support
Increase police resources to enforce underage drinking laws
Allow police to test drivers for drug use in the same way that they presently test for alcohol use
Increase national Police numbers to 10,000 sworn officers
Promote co-operation between community groups, such as Neighbourhood Support and Community Patrol groups, and police and local councils
Increase funding for the Youth Aid section of the police