A survey conducted by the Ministry of Justice found that the majority of New Zealanders have a very positive view of the police.
A set of questions called the Police Module has been added to the 2021 New Zealand Crime Victims Survey (NZCVS). They aimed to understand people’s experiences and perceptions of police.
Assistant Commissioner Insights and Deployments Bruce O’Brien said the results from the NZCVS Police Module were very positive and a great compliment to how frontline police are supporting their communities. I’m here.
“This survey shows that most people have a high degree of trust and confidence in the police. It was conducted at a time when many different missions had to be performed,” O’Brien said.
When asked which best describes your current level of trust in the police, 74% said good enough or very good.
“We also know that our policing methods – our overall professionalism and public opinion of the service we provide when they need us – are also very high overall. I am really happy to see it.”
Response to statement: Police are professional when performing their duties, with 83% strongly agreeing or agreeing. 74% of those who had contact with the police in the past 12 months were very satisfied or satisfied with the quality of service they received.
Conducted annually around November-October, the NZCVS is based on face-to-face interviews with randomly selected New Zealanders.
The police module will be added to NZCVS in March 2021, with more than 4,000 people surveyed between then and November.
Here is the full breakdown of the 2021 survey results: Available in Reports.
Published by Police Media Center
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/survey-shows-public-holds-police-high-regard Survey shows that the public thinks highly of the police