We are now accepting applications for a few areas only. If an area you want to apply for is not currently open for applications, continue with your fitness and learning journey.
Please note some areas are only open for applications to a specific location (in brackets).
We are seeking applications from those who already meet our fitness standards and are ready to hit the ground running in District.
If you have a current active application, login here to view your profile.
Vaccination Status Management
All recruits are encouraged to be vaccinated, including remaining up to date with boosters, in alignment with Ministry of Health Public Health Guidance.
Recruit applicants are required to notify Police of their vaccination status as part of the recruitment process.
Vaccination status will be considered as part of a recruit application, and may be taken into account at Wing Selection, when determining the overall composition of a Recruit Wing going to RNZPC.
Is my district accepting applications?
If you're committed to being posted to an 'Open' district, we welcome your application now. ‘Opening Soon’ district / areas will be opening for applications very soon, please check back in the coming days.
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|Bay of Plenty||
Otago Lakes Central
The application form now asks you for your district area preferences.
Only priority districts will be advertised as open and will appear on your application form. Priority districts are districts that don’t have enough active applications and will only remain open until we receive the applications we need.
Priority districts can open at any time and close at any time. We encourage you to check back here regularly for updates.
If you select a district away from where you currently live, you must show a commitment and be able to relocate to this district.
Requests to change to non-priority districts/areas will not be accepted and we have the right to close your application, irrespective of what step you are in the process and you will need to wait until your preferred district is open.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are only certain areas open for applications?
At the moment, we have more applicants than we have roles available. Our focus is on meeting the demand for Police officers in hard-to-fill districts and areas, and on ensuring our workforce reflects our diverse communities.
When will you be accepting applications for my preferred district?
We are continuously monitoring demand across the country. As we open applications in more districts, we will update the information on this page.
Can I still apply for another non-constabulary job at Police?
You sure can. Non-constabulary recruitment will continue as normal. You can find out more about the other exciting career opportunities across the country at New Zealand Police here.
Are you accepting re-joins?
Please refer to Rejoin Recruitment for information about rejoining if you are a former NZ Police officer.