Police groups and staff roles

Learn about the range of job opportunities with Police. You can find out more about a number of Police roles in the Teams and units section.

Communications Centres

Receives 111 and non-emergency calls and dispatch police to jobs. They provide the critical link between the public and frontline policing.

If you are interested in becoming a Police Communicator, submit this form and a recruiting representative will be in touch.

Police communicator vacancies form.

Criminal Investigations Group

Oversees national criminal investigations and develops investigative best practice. Also provides specialist services which include e-crime, forensics and fingerprinting.

Finance Group

Provides advice and support to enable Police to achieve organisational objectives through sound financial management.

Human Resources

Delivers people-focused advice and initiatives to ensure Police has an effective and fit-for-purpose workforce.


Enables policing through ICT systems and services. ICT's work includes hardware, applications, telephony and radio.


Provides advice, information and analysis to enable Police to prevent crime and road trauma.

Guidelines for applicants for analyst positions in Intelligence

International Services Group

Partners with Police's international counterparts to develop policing capability across the Asia-Pacific region. This work includes peace operations, capacity building, investigative support and crisis response.

Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Services

Works to enhance Police's leadership and commitment to responsive policy development and service delivery to Māori, Pacific and Ethnic people.

National Prevention Centre

Puts the Police operating strategy of Prevention First into practice. Several workgroups operate under the direction of the NPC to reduce offending and victimisation.

Police Prosecution Service

Leads criminal prosecutions for Police and provides professional advocacy services within the New Zealand justice sector.

Public Affairs

Responsible for advice and initiatives relating to Police strategic and online communications, marketing, branding and media.

Road Policing

Works to make New Zealand roads safer through enforcement of traffic laws, promoting good driving practices and delivering road safety education.

Planning and Performance Group

Leads the implementation of policy, accountability and strategy frameworks for Police. Activities include national business planning, performance analysis and policy development.

The Royal New Zealand Police College

Delivers training and development to enhance Police's people capability within the variety of policing disciplines.

Youth Services

Supports the implementation of interventions designed to protect and care for children, youth and young people.