Careers

Our mission is to deliver services that ensure New Zealand communities are safe and feel safe, with less crime and road trauma, and fewer victims.

Police operates 24-hours a day in a complex environment actively preventing crime and crashes. With around 14,000 staff, we work from community-based police stations and large policing hubs, operate on land, sea and in the air, and respond to over 860,000 emergency calls every year.

Our organisation offers numerous opportunities to engage in interesting and challenging roles on and off the frontline – from specialist policing roles to IT, from analytical roles to HR – we recruit a wide range of skills and expertise. Our people come to work to make a difference in the lives of all New Zealanders, and we pride ourselves on being a highly trusted, highly accessible police service.

Police’s values are a core part of our culture, and people who choose to work at Police must demonstrate our values every day. We are proud supporters of diversity and inclusion. We value individuality and believe that people are our greatest asset. It’s our people that set us apart and build trust and confidence in the communities we serve.

We foster a high-performing culture where our staff are supported and enabled to do their best, where they have options to work flexibly, and where their health and wellbeing are paramount.

Our jobs are challenging and rewarding – this is why many people remain with Police throughout their careers. Police employees feel a real sense of personal achievement from their work because they know they are helping to make New Zealand’s communities safer.

Interested in becoming a police officer? Visit https://www.newcops.co.nz/

Interested in communicator roles?  Visit www.hellonzpolice.co.nz

For other vacancies:

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The scale and complexity of Police operations provides a variety of jobs and career paths within the organisation. As well as day-to-day job variety, the work ensures that employees make good use of their knowledge and skills ... more

Police groups

The scale and complexity of Police operations provides a variety of jobs and career paths within the organisation. As well as day-to-day job variety, the work ensures that employees make good use of their knowledge and skills ... more

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 ... more