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Southern District

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Southern District

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The Southern Police District is the largest geographical police district in the country. Our patch covers a quarter of the country’s landmass, from Stewart Island in the south, north to the Waitaki River and west to Haast.

We have the most one- and two-person police stations of any police district. This bears testament to our widely dispersed rural population, which complements the cities of Invercargill and Dunedin and the internationally-acclaimed and fast-growing tourist region of Queenstown Lakes.

Over recent years Southern communities have enjoyed some of the lowest crime rates in New Zealand.


Otago Lakes Central Area 

We are now accepting applications in this area.

Southland Area

We are now accepting applications in this area.

Otago Coastal Area

We are now accepting applications in this area.


Please refer to Rejoin Recruitment for information about rejoining if you are a former NZ Police officer.


For more information about Southern District

Visit the Southern Police District Facebook page
Visit the Southern District page on