Recognition of experience

Recognition of experience

National News

Seven hundred and fifty senior constables are to wear a single chevron on their epaulettes as visible recognition of their experience and contribution to New Zealand Police.

A constable can become a senior constable after 14 years service, and is eligible for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Commissioner Rob Robinson said today it is important that these particular officers are able to be recognised amongst staff to acknowledge their experience, knowledge and skills.

"Senior constables play a vital role in policing throughout New Zealand. They are dedicated to serving their communities and establishing and maintaining mutual trust.

“Many senior constables act as mentors to less experienced staff and are often called on to deal with more challenging situations.

“I am proud of their contribution to making our communities safer.”

The single chevron epaulettes will be available in June.