K1 No further police action required
K3 No offence disclosed (for incident initially reported as offences)
K6 Reported
K9 Arrest made


10-0 Off duty
10-1 Broadcast to all units
10-2 En route to job
10-3 Available
10-4 Repeat your last message
10-6 Change channel
10-7 Arrived at job
10-8 Busy but available
10-9 Urgent message
10-10 Officer requires immediate assistance


1A Alarm Sounding
1B Bomb Threat
1C Car/Person Acting Suspiciously
1D Domestic Dispute
1E Emergency/Disaster/Spill
1F Assist Fire/Ambulance
1G Solvent Abuse
1H Drunk Home
1I Blockage/Breakdown on Highway
1J Juvenile Complaint
1K Drunk Custody/Detox Centre
1L Land Rescue
1M Mental
1N Noise Control
1P Premises Insecure
1QBreach Graduated Drivers Licence
1R Breach of the Peace
1S Sudden Death
1T Truancy
1U Traffic Incident
2H Draw Raffle
2I Information
2K Found Property
2LLost Property
2M Missing Person
2N Civil Court Process
2O Court Orders
2P Public Relations
2Q Jury List Vetting
2R Recovery of motor vehicle
2S Summons
2T Warrant to Arrest/Fines Enforcement
2U Warrant of Seizure
2V Validation
2W Arrest Warrant (Other)
2Y Stock/Animals
2Z Other Service Request/Response
3A Attend Scene of Crime/Incident
3B Beat
3C Crime Prevention Advice
3D Dog Care/Maintenance
3E Employee Vetting
3F Foot Patrol
3G Watchhouse/Counter Duty
3H Hotel Visit
3J Comm Centre Duty
3K Keys Taken
3M Directed Patrol
3O Other Vetting
3R Road Checkpoint
3SServe Summons/Execute Arrest Warrant
3T Stop/Search Car/Person
3V Staff Visit/Supervision
3W Watching/Observations
3XVideo Job
3Y Other School Talks (Not YES)
3Z Other Preventative Task
4AAttend Scene/Meeting/Course/Other
4B Mortuary Procedure
4C Correspondence/Counter
4D Demonstration Duty
4E Escort Duty
4F Fingerprint Examination
4G Travel
4H Photography Job
4I Injury/Sickness
4J Court Security (Prison Escort)
4K Court Attendance (Witness, etc.)
4L Logistics/Staff Transport
4M Meal break
4N Victim Advice
4P Public Entertainment Duty
4Q Enquiry/Investigation
4S Vehicle servicing ie petrol/LPG
4U Lockup
4W Witness/Other Person Protection
4X Execute Search Warrant
4Z Airport Security
5FFamily harm / domestic violence
5HEM bail suitability visit
5K Bail Check
5MParole recall warrant
5XFailing to stop
6DBail Breach
6EElectronically monitored bail alarm activation
6IIllegal Street Racing
6SBreach of Police Safety Order
6YYoung person unaccompanied
8P***COVID-19 RELATED*** Breach of Public Health Order
8PA***COVID-19 RELATED*** Pandemic 72 Hour Check
8PB***COVID-19 RELATED*** Pandemic Person Check
8PC***COVID-19 RELATED*** Pandemic Business Check
8PD***COVID-19 RELATED*** Pandemic Check Via Telephone Only
8PL***COVID-19 RELATED*** Directed Patrol
8PM***COVID-19 RELATED*** Reassurance Essential Facility
8PZ***COVID-19 RELATED*** Pandemic Checkpoint


EV Enter Vehicle
LV Locate stolen vehicle
NIA National Intelligence Application
QAFV Query Address Family Violence
QDH Query Drivers History
QEC Query Engine/Chassis number
QF Query File
QG Query Firearm Licence
QNFV Query Name Family Violence
QP Query Person
QR Query Vehicle register
QV Query Vehicle of interest (VOI)
QVA Query something to do with offence history
QVH Query History of licence holder
QVR Query VOI and Register (combination of QV and QR)
QI Query Property


The first digit is the general offence category
# Violence
# Sexual
# Drugs/Anti social
# Dishonesty
# Property Damage
# Miscellaneous
# Administrative

Each remaining digit gives progressively more information about the offence.

For example:
* 4211 4 = Dishonesty 2=Vehicles 1= unlawful taking 1=Motor vehicle
* 4322 4 = Dishonesty 3=theft of property 2= From shop 2= value under $500


1110 Murder
1120 Attempted Murder
1130 Manslaughter
1140 Infanticide
1150 Abortion
1160 Aids Suicide
1210 Kidnapping
1220 Abduction
1310 Aggravated robbery (Weapon)
1316 Aggravated robbery (Manual)
1320 Robbery
1330 Assault with intent (Weapon)
1336 Assault with intent (Manual)
1340 Compelling execution of documents
1410 Wounding with intent GBH
1414 Wounding with intent to injure
1420 Injures with intent to GBH
1424 Injures with intent to injure
1430 Aggravated wounding
1440 Disables/Stupefies
1460 Injures if death ensued
1471 Throws acid with intent to injure
1472 Poisons with intent to injure
1474 Infects with disease
1480 Use firearm on Police officer
1483 Commission of crime (firearm)
1490 Assault with a weapon
1510 Serious Assaults
1520 Assault With Intent To Injure
1530 Assault On Child
1540 Male Assaults Female
1550 Assault Police
1560 Assault Person Assist Police
1570 Assaults Person Lawful Ex Process
1580 Common Assault
1610 Assault On Law Enforcement Officers (Summary Offence)
1620 Assault Person Assisting Police (Summary Offence)
1630 Assaults Official
1640 Minor Assaults
1650 Miscellaneous Common Assault
1710 Threatens To Kill
1720 Threatening Act To Person Or Property
1730 Threatening Behaviour
1740 Demand With Intent To Steal or Extort
1748 Blackmail
1754 Possess Offensive Weapon
1758 Unlawful possess knife
1770 Fail To Provide Necessities Of Life
1790 Threatening To Damage Property
1810 Group Assemblies
1811 Rioting
1820 Unlawful Assembly
1830 Crimes Against Personal Privacy
1840 Harassment
1850 Participation and Association Offences
1853 Participates in criminal group


2210 Indecent Performances And Acts
2220 Obscene Exposure
2231 Genital Mutilation
2380 Sexual Intercourse With Child Under Care
2510 Indecent Videos
2610 Abduct young person for sex
2620 Abduct person for sex
2632 Indecently Assaults Female Over 16
2635 Indecent Assault On Male Over 16
2650 Rape
2655 Sexual Conduct with child under 12 years
2655 Sexual violation
2656 Sexual conduct with young person
2660 Attempt rape and assault with intent to rape
2670 Assault Intent To Commit Sexual Violation
2710 Incest
2720 Bestiality
2740 Sexual grooming
2810 Sexual conduct with young person under 16 years
2813 Sexual Intercourse With subnormal female
2830 Indecent Assaults by Female
2840 Indecency FF
2860 Indecency MF
2870 Indecency MM
2910 Immoral Behaviour/Miscellaneous
2950 Child Sex Tours Offences
2951 Sex with child outside NZ
2962 Knowingly makes objectionable publication
2963 Supplied restricted material
2966 Exhibits objectionable material to persons under 18
2970 Offences for Commercial sex services
2973 Prostitution Under 18
2962 Knowingly makes objectionable publication


3110 Import, Supply or Produce Class A Drug
3115 Import, Supply or Produce Class B Drug
3140 Possess to Supply Class A Drug
3145 Possess to Supply Class B Drug
3151 Possess Class A
3154 Possess Class B
3158 Possess Instruments A & B
3160 Consume drugs class A & B
3171 Cultivate
3181 Permit premises A & B
3187 Aids offences outside New Zealand
3191 Conspiracy to deal A Class Drugs
3192 Conspiracy to deal B Class Drugs
3193 Conspiracy to deal C Class Drugs
3210 Import, Supply or Produce Class C Drugs
3240 Possess to supply class C Drugs
3150 Possess Class C Drugs
3255 Possess Instruments (cannabis)
3271 Cultivate cannabis
3273 Possess equipment or substance to produce drug
3281 Permit premises cannabis
3410 Bookmaking
3420 Gaming House Offences
3430 Betting Offences
3470 Casino Offences
3510 Obstruct Police
3515 Resist Person Assisting Police
3516 Resist Other Official
3517 Obstruct Public Place
3521 Incite Violence, disorder or lawlessness
3529 Other Incite or encourage Offences
3535 Offensive Behaviour
3537 Disorderly Behaviour Private Premises
3538 Threatening Behaviour likely to Cause Violence
3540 Language offences
3560 Miscellaneous Disorder Offences
3570 Disorderly Assembly
3610 Vagrancy Offences
3620 Preparing To Commit Crimes
3710 Family Offences
3711 Cruelty To Child
3712 Wilful Neglect Child
3713 Abandon child under 6 years
3714 Leaving Child Without Reasonable Supervisor
3719 Other Child Abuse Non Assault
3743 Offence Against Matrimonial Prop Act
3746 Failure Attend Court
3750 Family proceedings Act offences
3796 Slave Dealing Under 18
3797 Sex exploitation
3810 Publishing and Document Offences
3820 Child and Young Person Act Offences
3851 Contravenes Protection Order (Firearm)
3852 Contravenes Protection Order (Non Firearm)
3853 Fail To Comply Conditions Of Order (Firearm)
3854 Fail Comply Condition Of Order (Non Firearm)
3856 Breach Of Publication Restrictions
3910 Closure Of Licensed Premises for Rioting or Fighting
3920 Licenced Premises Liquor Offence Selling to minor(s)
3930 Licenced Premises Liquor Offence Intoxicated Person(s)
3940 Offences by minors Sale Of Liquor
3950 Refusal to admit police on Licenced Premises
3960 Sales By Unlicensed Persons
3970 Unlicensed Premises Liquor Offences


4120 Burglary
4130 Burglary Associated Offences
4155 Aggravated burglary
4210 Unlawful Taking Motor Vehicle
4220 Unlawfully Interfere Motor Vehicle
4230 Take, convert or interfere Bicycle
4240 Miscellaneous Car Conversion Etc
4300 General Theft
4410 Receiving Stolen Goods
4430 Money Laundering Offences
4435 Laundering proceeds of drug dealing
4440 Financial Transaction Reporting
4511 Forgery
4512 Possesses Forged Banknote
4515 Possesses Implements For Forgery
4517 Imitating Authorised Marks
4520 False accounting
4550 Credit by fraud
4570 Miscellaneous fraud
4575 Altering document with intent
4581 Forges bank card to obtain money
4590 False pretense by credit card or cheques
4631 Access computer for dishonest purpose
4633 Damage computer endangering life
4635 Makes Sells software for crime
4636 Access computer without Authority


5110 Arson
5113 Attempt Arson
5120 Wilful damage
5141 Intentional Damage danger To Life
5142 Intentional Damage no Interest
5143 Intentional Damage
5144 Intentional Damage reckless Disregard
5151 Contaminating Food, crops or other
5152 Causing Disease Or Sickness In Animals
5215 Endangering Transport
5224 Impeding rescue
5225 Setting man traps
5231 Hijack plane
5232 Endangering safety of plane
5235 Endangering safety in Airport
5810 Gambling Act Offences
5950 Procure or possess new drugs


6110 Offences Under Trespass Act
6120 Trespass Under Specific Statute
6130 Miscellaneous Trespass Offences
6210 Littering
6311 Aggravated Cruelty
6313 Fails to alleviate pain or suffering of animal
6319 Other Neglect Or Cruelty To Animals
6332 Breach Of Impounding Act
6333 Breach Of Fisheries Act
6334 Breach Of Wildlife Act
6335 Breach Of Wild Animal Control Act
6339 Other Miscellaneous Offs Re Animals
6340 Police Dogs Police Amend Act Offences
6391 Cruelty to or ill-treatment Of Animals
6393 Transportation Offences
6399 Animal Welfare Act Miscellaneous Offences
6520 Railway Abuses
6530 Fire Service Abuses
6550 Telecommunications Act Offences
6560 Postal Services Act Offences
6570 Forest And Rural Fire Act 1977 Offences
6810 Licensed Dealer Offences
6820 General Restrictions
6830 General Obligations
6840 Offences Re Licenses
6851 Unlawfully Carries or possess Firearm, Restricted Weapon, explosives or ammunition
6852 Unlawfully Carries Imitation Firearm
6853 Intoxicated In Charge Of Firearm
6854 Discharges Firearm In or near place or dwelling
6855 Uses or discharges Other Firearm Type
6856 Unlawfully Possess Pistol or Restricted Weapon
6857 Unlawful Carry/possess Firearm/amm/ex-p/place
6859 General Firearm Offences
6861 Present Firearm or Restricted Weapon At Person
6862 Present Object Like Firearm or Restricted Weapon At Person
6863 Careless use of Firearm Causing Death or bodily Injury
6864 Leaving Firearm Loaded Endangering Life
6865 Reckless Discharge of Firearm or Restricted Weapon
6866 Uses Firearm To Prevent or Resist Arrest
6867 Posses Firearm, Restricted weapon, Explosives, or Ammunition in commission of crime
6868 Carry Firearm, Restricted Weapon or explosives With Intent to commit crime
6869 Other Offence Re General firearm Use
6871 Obstructs Police during licence inquiries
6873 Fail To Report Injury under Firearms Injury Arms Act
6874 Fail To Comply with Notice of Unsafe Firearm or Pistol
6875 Carry Loaded Firearm In Vehicle
6879 Other Offences Involving Firearm Use


7110 Offences Against Justice
7210 Births/Deaths & Marriages
7310 Immigration
7410 Racial
7510 Against National Interest
7610 Bylaw Breaches


Police have two broad systems for allocation of call-signs to units. Both systems are generally intended to identify the following either separately or together:
* Geographic area of responsibility/coverage or home station
* Role or type of work predominantly undertaken eg traffic enforcement or CIB
* Rank or supervisory level
The systems do differ slightly between the three Comms Centres situated in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The first system based on these broad categories for each of the three Comms Centres is detailed below. These lists have been in place for some time and due to the changing role and focus of Police have been adapted as needs required so are not perfectly reflective of call-signs that have been allocated.
Definition of Callsigns
First two letters – station code (Region units use R1 or R2 )
Third letter – unit type as listed below
Suffix Numbers:
Rostered shifts: 1= Early, 2=Late, 3=Night 4 and 5 spare/swingshifts
Non rostered shifts eg CIB etc – 1 or 2 numbers indicating the identity of the unit. Specialist units (Dogs, CVIU, Photos/Fingerprints, 2 numbers assigned to the individual officer.

A Commissioned Officer
B Beat Unit
C Crime Car
D Dog Unit
E Enquiry Car
F Forensics (Fingerprints/Photography)
G Logistics
HHighway Patrol Unit
IIncident Patrol – I-Car
L Maritime Unit
M Motorcycle Unit
N Senior Sergeant
O Community Constable
P Team Policing
Q One Man Patrol
RRural Patrol Car
S Shift Supervisor Sergeant General Duties
T Traffic Unit
U Motorway Patrol Unit
V Shift Supervisor Sergeant Traffic
W Special Traffic – STU/ CVIU/ Speed Camera
X General CIB
Y Youth Aid / YES
ZDiplomatic / VIP /Witness Protection


Definition of Callsigns – Central Comms
A typical callsign is: WNI1
The first two letters relate to the station code, in this case Wellington.
The I is the Unit Type and means I-Car (Incident patrol)
1 means that it belongs to group 1.
A means that it is the 2nd I’Car with attributes as above.
RNZPC Callsigns
All RNZPC callsigns start with PC for Police College.
PCU = Unit has recruits, but is under control/guidance of a Sworn Member.
PCG = Unit has recruits, but is under control/guidance of a Non Sworn Member.
Not available to assist Operational Staff.