Our values

We are at our best when our people work together, achieve results, and look ahead. Everything we do at New Zealand Police is about ensuring people are safe and feel safe. To enable us to deliver on this commitment we are guided by our core values.

These values inform the way we work, operate and make decisions. Our values reflect what is important to us and the communities we serve.

The ideals we aspire to are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Commitment to Māori and the Treaty, Empathy and Valuing Diversity.

A core value of Police is Valuing Diversity. We recognise the value different perspectives and experiences bring to making us better at what we do. We need people with a range of skills, backgrounds and experience levels. Diversity is essential so that we can effectively serve the needs of New Zealand’s communities now and in the future.

There are certain qualities and skills we look for during the recruitment process. We strive to build a high-performance culture, where different perspectives are valued. By reflecting the communities we serve and appreciating different thinking we aim for better problem solving and results.

For further information, check out our full Core Values (PDF 2.13MB).