“As part of keeping our society safe, this government intends to add another 1800 new police officers over the next years and will investigate a volunteer rural constabulary programme. Community law centre funding will increase and a Criminal Cases Review Commission will be established. Family violence networks, including Women’s Refuge and Shakti, will get more funding.”

Failed to deliver.

Nor will they deliver. They shifted the goal posts and claimed the 1800 wasn’t a net new officer number, which took into account attrition, but 1800 graduates. 

Every previous question the Government had answered up until late 2019 was answered in a manner consistent with an “aspirational” goal to deliver 1800 net new Police this term.

That has now been abandoned.

Source: https://www.brokenpromises.co.nz/