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The Minister of Police is a minister in the government of New Zealand with responsibility for the New Zealand Police.

Minister of Police
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Incumbent
Stuart Nash

since 26 October 2017
New Zealand Police
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation12 December 1957
First holderPhil Connolly
Salary$288,900[1]
Websitewww.beehive.govt.nz

The present Minister is Stuart Nash, a member of the Labour Party.[2]

List of Police MinistersEdit

The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Police.[3]

Key

  Labour   National   NZ First   Mauri Pacific

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 Phil Connolly   12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
No separate appointments
2 David Thomson   22 December 1969 9 February 1972 Holyoake
3 Percy Allen   9 February 1972 8 December 1972 Marshall
4 Mick Connelly   8 December 1972 12 December 1975 Kirk
Rowling
5 Allan McCready   12 December 1975 13 December 1978 Muldoon
6 Frank Gill   13 December 1978 21 August 1980
7 Ben Couch   21 August 1980 26 July 1984
8 Ann Hercus   26 July 1984 16 September 1987 Lange
9 Peter Tapsell   16 September 1987 8 August 1989
10 Roger Douglas   8 August 1989 10 July 1990 Palmer
11 Richard Prebble   10 July 1990 2 November 1990
Moore
12 John Banks   2 November 1990 2 March 1994 Bolger
13 John Luxton   2 March 1994 16 December 1996
14 Jack Elder   16 December 1996 31 August 1998
Shipley
15 Clem Simich   31 August 1998 10 December 1999
16 George Hawkins   10 December 1999 19 October 2005 Clark
17 Annette King   19 October 2005 19 November 2008
18 Judith Collins   19 November 2008 12 December 2011 Key
19 Anne Tolley   12 December 2011 7 October 2014
20 Michael Woodhouse   8 October 2014 14 December 2015
(18) Judith Collins   14 December 2015 20 December 2016
English
21 Paula Bennett   20 December 2016 26 October 2017
22 Stuart Nash   26 October 2017 present Ardern

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 89–97.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.

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