These pages explain the powers that the Police have to enter property, carry out searches, make arrests and so on, and the limits on those powers.
These pages also explain who you can complain to if you believe the Police have abused their powers, and how those complaints are dealt with.
Collecting DNA samples
Making a complaint about the Police
(Updated: March 2011)
Content in this Info Sheet has been adapted from Wellington Community Law Centre's Legal Reference Manual.