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This section sets out information about activities invested in through the Road Policing Programme which is prepared by the Transport Agency and NZ Police, approved by the Minister of Transport in consultation with the Minister of Police, and delivered by NZ Police. The Road Policing Programme is funded through Vote Police but the investment source is the National Land Transport Fund. See sections 18I(external link) to s18M(external link) of the Land Transport Management Act(external link).

Police activities approved by the minister must be included in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), as stated in section 19C(e) of the Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link).

The Transport Agency monitors and reports on delivery of the programme, as stated in section 102 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003.(external link)

As part of the wider context of road policing the NZ Transport Agency, NZ Police and the Ministry of Transport are progressing towards a strength-based partnership, and the implementation of an improved operating model and investment approach for road policing.


Government expectations

The government has set out its expectations of the land transport system in the 2018 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (external link)(GPS).

These include results from investments in road policing from the National Land Transport Fund.


Qualifying for NLTP consideration

Road policing activities described in the following work categories are eligible for inclusion. 


Development of the road policing programme

 Although the core programme of road policing activities is continuous in nature, to access funding from the NLTF, for convenience it is developed through the 'Improvement activity' module in Transport Investment Online(external link) (TIO) rather than through its own module.

For the process and guidance for developing the road policing programme see Development of the Road Policing Programme.


Assessment of the road policing programme

The programme of road policing activities proposed for funding from the National Land Transport Fund are assessed under the Transport Agency's  Investment Assessment Framework. See Assessment of Road Policing Programme.