Fewer complain

Tasman police are among the least complained about in the country according to figures from the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

In the 2011-2012 financial year there were about 77 complaints made against officers in the Tasman District, just 4.1 per cent of the total complaints received by the authority.

The Tasman District covers Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast and includes 22 stations, but polices the smallest population of any police district in the country. In the year from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, the authority received 1874 complaints nationwide, the lowest number of complaints since 2005/06 and almost 200 fewer than the previous year.

The only districts which received fewer complaints than Tasman were Northland and the Eastern District including Napier and Gisborne, which received the fewest complaints.

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