Reporting a crime

Important contact details to report a crime ( -

Emergency: ph 111

Non-emergency: contact your nearest police station

Report a crime anonymously: ph Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Report electronic crime and scams:

Report a traffic incident: ph 555 or community road watch

Report a dog incident: ph Dog Section, Wellington Centennial Highway, Ngauranga Gorge (04) 477 5500

Safety in the home

Avoiding injury at home

ACC suggests 5 things we can do to make our homes safer to avoid being one of 280,000 serious falls that occur in New Zealand homes each year. The "dangerous 5"  are moss, rugs, power cords, chairs and puddles! Find out how to take action at

Keeping yourself safe at home

NZ Police website has practical advice and tips for keeping yourself safe at home. Eldernet has suggestions for safety in the home for the elderly.

Protecting home and property from crime

Visit the NZ Police for suggestions on how to protect your home and property. reports on recent crime trends.

Fire safety in the home

In a recent survey, 50% of all fatal house fires involved alcohol. Smoke alarms save lives and home sprinklers reduce the effects of fire. Visit to find out how to prevent house fires, building an escape plan for your family, what to do during and after a fire and lots more stuff.

Open fires

All open fires in rural areas require a permit.  Ph 237 9613 or email

Are you okay?

Family violence - it's NOT okay.
Be brave and ask for help.

Keeping the Hutt Valley a safe place to live, work and play

Safer communities in the Hutt Valley

Community patrols in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt

Our wonderful local Community patrols are voluntary groups of people working with local Police to reduce crime and make our communities safer for everyone.  There are 7 Hutt Valley community patrols operating in Wainuiomata, Petone, Hutt City, Naenae, Taita, Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt. You may have seen them driving around your community Thur-Sat nights in marked cars!

If you'd like to be involved with a local community patrol contact -

  • Lower Hutt, Kelsey Scarr at the Hutt Safe City Group ph 04 5602622 or email  
  • Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt Community Patrol, Sonja Cabrera ph 027 450 1407 or Community Constable Flora Nielsen UH Police 04 527 2300

CCTV volunteer programme in Lower Hutt 

Lower Hutt has 27 closed circuit television cameras to improve safety and reduce crime; 12 in CBD, 4 in Stokes Valley, 4 in Naenae, 4 in Petone and 3 in Wainuiomata. CCTVs are operated 24/7 by Police and a group of volunteers that work in time slots of 3 hours based in the Lower Hutt police station. 

If you would like to be involved in this programme contact Kelsey Scarr at the Hutt City Safe Group on 04 560 2622 or email

Neighbourhood support groups in the Hutt Valley

Neighbourhood support groups are a great way to get to know families living near you as well as keeping your homes and streets safer. There are nearly 200 groups operating in the Hutt Valley, each with a core of 8-12 houses:

  • Wainuiomata - 11 groups established but more needed
  • Eastbourne - 5 groups
  • Petone - 14 groups
  • Lower Hutt - 74 groups but more needed in Naenae and CBD
  • Western Hills - 29 groups but more needed
  • Stokes Valley - 10
  • Upper Hutt - 74 groups, facebook ph Ron Clare 04 527 2351 or email 

Starting your own neighbourhood support group

If you'd like to start a neighbourhood support group in your area contact Kelsey Scarr at the Hutt City Safe Group on 04 560 2622 or email Kelsey can help get you started and provides ongoing support and newsletters. The Junior Neighbourhood Support programme is operating in schools throughout the Hutt Valley. Find out more information at

Police stations in Hutt Valley

Fire stations in the Hutt Valley

Ever wanted to train hard and save life and limb?  Our Hutt Valley volunteer fire brigades and rural bush fire forces are always actively recruiting for more volunteers to help man local fire stations.  You'll get fit, receive excellent training and meet a fun group of people in your community!

Wainuiomata  Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade
34 Fitzherbert Rd
Ph 04 564 8340 
Volunteer fire brigade
Wainuiomata Volunteer Bush Fire Force
The Strand
Email Gavin Wallace
Volunteer rural fire force
Eastern Bays Eastbourne Volunteer Fire Bridage
Makaro St
Eastbourne 5013
Ph 04 562 7001
Volunteer fire brigade
Seaview Fire Station
51 Parkside Rd
Ph 04 568 8657
Composite fire brigade of
careered staff and volunteers
Lower Hutt Hutt City Fire Stations
39 Marsden Street
Ph 04 566 4505
Careered staff
Avalon Fire Station
955 High Street
Ph 04 577 8380

Careered staff
Hutt Valley head quarters
Stokes Valley Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade
374 Stokes Valley Rd
Stokes Valley 5019
Ph 04-563 7467
Volunteer fire brigade
Upper Hutt Silverstream Volunteer Fire Brigade
Cnr Kiln & Field Street
Ph 04 528 5220
Volunteer fire brigade
Trentham Fire Station 
545 Fergusson Drive
Trentham 5018 ‎
Ph 04 528 2088
Composite fire brigade of
career staff and volunteers

Rimutaka Fire Station
5 King Charles Dr
Kingsley Heights
Upper Hutt
Ph 04 526 3078
Careered staff
Upper Hutt Volunteer Rural Fire Force
Park Street
Upper Hutt
Ph Craig Cotterill 560 1041  Volunteer fire brigade 

Wellington Region Emergency Management 

Preparation is the key so we've listed a few things to do NOW! -

  1. Download WREMO's new App supported by the Red Cross' Hazard App to get notification on your phone 
    Visit the website for more information and to download the App here
  2. Do the 12 step household/business plan - it's easy!
    Get prepared for an emergency by following the 12 step plan read more 
    Visit Get Prepared for more information
  3. Tsunami zones in the Hutt Valley
    Read HCC Tsunami information and zone maps for the Hutt Valley
  4. Know your Civil Defence Centres
    Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt civil defence centres
  5. Councils sell dynamo torch/radio ($30) and 15l water tanks ($15)

After an emergency -

  1. Turn on your radio for emergency updates
    • Classic Hits 90.1 FM
    • Newstalk ZB 1035 AM
    • More FM 95.3 FM, 99.7 FM
    • The Breeze 94.1 FM, 98.5 FM
    • National Radio (Radio NZ) 567 AM, 101.3 FM, 104.5 FM
    • Radio Live 98.9 FM, 1233 AM

Wellington Region Emergency Management on facebook 

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