New Cops | Do you care enough?

We want New Zealand to be the safest country

We can't do it without your help. Ready to start-up an exciting career with NZ Police?

  • You must be at least 17 years old to apply and 18 when you become a Police Officer, there’s no upper age limit
  • You must be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency
  • You must be able to speak, read, write and listen in English.
  • You must be physically fit. There’s no minimum height requirement
  • You must have good eyesight (minimum visual standard of 6/12 unaided in each eye and correctable to 6/6 with contact lenses or glasses)
  • And you must have a full New Zealand Drivers Licence.

You cannot have any serious proven charges relating to specific drugs, dishonesty, violence, and sexual crimes, or recent or multiple drink-driving convictions.

Find out about entry requirements, pay and benefits, and career pathways.

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