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Career Pathways

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Career Pathways

Where a Police career can take you

You’ll constantly grow and learn because professional development continues throughout your career.

Preventing harm and crime through working within communities.

  • Youth Aid

    Work with kids, teens, parents, community organisations and other agencies to help turn young lives around. Get the reward of helping put young people on the right track in life.

  • family harm team

    Family Harm Team

    If you have strong communication skills and empathy for victims, you can work to stop family harm, which includes partner violence and the tactics used by people to gain power and control over other family members.

  • Neighbourhood Policing Team

    Working in a small team of Police Officers and with other groups, you'll apply your problem-solving and communication skills and work with the community to identify and prevent crime.

  • Iwi Liaison Officer

    It’s so rewarding to work with Iwi and whānau to prevent crime, crashes, and victimisation. Knowing Te Reo and Tikanga Māori can be really valuable in this role.

  • ethnic liaison officer

    Ethnic Liaison Officer

    Work in New Zealand's diverse communities. You'll attend cultural events, educate migrants about our laws, help international travellers who are victims of crime, and many more culturally-enriching experiences.

  • school communities officer

    School Community Officers

    You'll help students be safe and achieve their potential. Work alongside teaching staff, students, parents, whānau, and the community to stop harm and build safe environments for our tamariki.