Inspired by the Humans of New York photoblog, we’re showcasing some of the incredible stories and experience of people throughout our organisation.
Holly, Police 105 Non-Emergency Communicator, Kapiti Digital Centre
Kia ora koutou, I have been working for New Zealand Police for four months. My role within Police is a 105 Non-Emergency Communicator, and on this line, I take reports for anything from lost property to burglaries.
As a part of my role I also feed through information to a dispatcher in real time who relays information to a local Police unit.
Our 105 non-emergency line plays a big part in our community and has been a safe and efficient platform for people to report crimes and non-emergency situations for over two years now.
Before my role in Police I worked as a cabin attendant on New Zealand’s passenger ferries, which helped me gain a lot of the people skills that I use in my job every day.
Ever since I was young, it’s been a dream of mine to join New Zealand Police.
I have always been passionate about helping within the community and becoming more hands-on and I have achieved this goal by supporting our community through the 105 line.
A long-term goal of mine is to become a frontline police officer and maybe join our Search and Rescue team.
I have always struggled to find my purpose but have been fortunate enough to be supported and welcomed by Police when starting my new role here.
I have made many new friends who continue to help me learn new things every day. I am excited to see what my future in New Zealand Police holds for me and how I can become involved with our community even more.
An interesting fact about me is that throughout school, since the age of eight, I competed as an artistic roller skater and represented New Zealand in the Oceania’s event between Australia and New Zealand.
I competed in this sport until I was 16, when I made the decision to stop skating due to a tailbone injury. The sport took me all over New Zealand where I won multiple gold, silver, and bronze national titles, as well as many friends and memories.
I would train up to five times a week for up to three to four hours at a time, in preparation for competitions and events. My parents were always my biggest supporters during my time competing and have always encouraged me to do what makes me happy.
My parents and my two brothers have shaped me into the person I am today and without them, I would not be in the amazing position I am so grateful to be in.