Community Patrols

You can make your community safer by volunteering to assist the Police as a community patroller.

A group of Pasifika Patrollers talking to members of the public in Cuba Street.

Pasifika Community patrollers

What is a community patrol?

A community patrol is a group of volunteers who help the New Zealand Police make their community safer.

Wellington City local patrols are affiliated with Community Patrols of New Zealand, and have the support and confidence of the Police. Community patrols also work closely with the Council and other organisations sharing a similar interest in community safety.  Anyone who cares about their community can get involved.

Community patrollers act as 'eyes and ears' for police, noting anything that could be suspicious and informing police of incidents requiring urgent attention. Police let patrols know of suspicious activities and trouble spots to keep an eye on, as well as informing them of events occurring in the area. 

Each patrol is autonomous and managed by a committee of their members. Volunteers meet regularly for training and to discuss issues and opportunities. Applicants are vetted by the Police before becoming patrol members and must complete a period of training (usually three months) where they work with senior patrollers. Each volunteer signs a declaration of confidentiality and agrees to abide by a code of conduct.

In addition to patrolling their own suburbs, Wellington patrols work closely together sharing their experience and knowledge.  Patrollers can find themselves working anywhere across Wellington, helping with crime prevention and making communities feel safer.

The image shows two cars from the Tawa Community Patrol fleet.

Tawa Community Patrol

Want to help out in your suburb?

There are six community patrols operating in Wellington suburbs, and two Community Patrols working largely within the CBD.  They’re always looking out for new recruits - find your suburb and get in contact to find out how you can join.

See a map of the community patrol areas (112KB PDF)

Tawa Community Patrol

Grenada North, Takapu Valley and Tawa.

For more information email tawacp@hotmail.co.nz or check them out online:

Wellington North Community Patrol

Broadmeadows, Churton Park, Glenside, Grenada Village, Johnsonville, Newlands, Ngauranga, Ohariu, Paparangi, and Woodridge. 

For more information: call the Johnsonville Community Policing Centre on 04 381 2000 or email database@cpnz.org.nz.

Karori Community Patrol

Highbury, Kelburn, Karori, Makara, Makara Beach.

For more information email karori.patrol@gmail.com

Wellington South Community Patrol

Aro Valley, Berhampore, Brooklyn, Houghton Bay, Island Bay, Kingston, Mornington, Mount Cook, Mt Victoria, Newtown, Oriental Bay, Owhiro Bay, Southgate and Vogeltown. 

For more information email wellingtonsouthcp@gmail.com or check them out online:

Eastern Rocks Community Patrol

Breaker Bay, Haitaitai, Karaka Bays, Kilbirne, Lyall Bay, Maupuia, Melrose, Miramar, Moa Point, Rongotai, Roseneath, Seatoun, and Strathmore Park

For more information call the Kilbirnie Community Policing Centre on 04 387 5704 or email database@cpnz.org.nz or check them out online:

CBD Patrols

Te Aro and Wellington Central.

Pasifika Community Patrol

The Wellington Pasifika Community Patrollers have been established to promote and encourage good behaviour and look for at risk and vulnerable people with a view to offer support and guidance especially to our young people. 

For more information email wgtnpasifikapatrolinc@gmail.com

Wellington Ethnic Patrol

The Wellington Ethnic Patrol is part of the Ethnic Safety Patrols initiative, funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, as part of the New Zealand Migration Settlement and Integration Strategy. The patrol assists Police and CPNZ in developing trust and confidence with the ethnic communities in Wellington. 

The patrollers act as advocates for Police within the community and assist with cultural events, Police operations, translation services and intelligence gathering 

For more information email jasimadam@gmail.com