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When you work for NZ Police, no two days are ever the same.

As a police officer, you'll be responsible for responding to incidents in your area, interviewing witnesses and offenders, presenting evidence in court, working with victims of crime, providing advice and support to the community, and much more. You’ll never know what new challenges you'll face from one day to the next.

You'll learn valuable skills from day one, plus you’ll benefit from a great salary package, and have loads of career opportunities. What’s more, you’ll get the chance to make a real difference to the lives of others.


Amazing Career Opportunties

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.


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Watch real work stories from cops on the beat, hear police officers talk about their daily lives, or find out about the possible police careers you could embark on.



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