29 March 2020 – Police hotline and online form created to report lockdown breaches

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Police
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Police Commissioner

Overview: Police hotline/online form set up to report breaches of lockdown rules. More than 2000 calls to the 111 emergency number had been made, asking police to reinforce the rules. To free up the emergency number, the online form was available at 105.police.govt.nz. Police Commissioner Mike Bush urged people to use the online form instead of calling police.
Full details here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120659101/coronavirus-high-demand-for-polices-online-form-to-report-lockdown-breaches

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other