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Constabulary Recruitment Updates

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Constabulary Recruitment Updates

Covid-19 Alert Level 3 (Tāmaki Makaurau)

While Tāmaki Makaurau remains at Alert Level 3, the following Recruitment activities are postponed in Tāmaki Makaurau until further notice:

  • Physical Appraisal Tests (PAT)
  • SCOPE Shifts
  • In station Literacy Testing

Our staff will be in touch with you to reschedule these once it is safe to recommence these activities.

If you have any further questions, queries, or concerns - please get in touch with your Selection Specialist or Recruitment Hub.

Current Status

We will soon be 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 will only be 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.

Is my District accepting applications?

If you're committed to being posted to an ‘Opening Soon’ district / area we welcome your application in the coming days.

 Policing District  Policing Area  Status
 Northland  Far North  Opening soon
 Tāmaki Makaurau

 Auckland City
 Counties Manukau

 Opening soon
 Waikato  Waikato East  Opening soon
 Bay of Plenty  Taupo (Tokoroa)
 Eastern BOP
 Opening soon
 Eastern  Tairawhiti (Gisborne)  Opening soon
 Central  Taranaki
 Opening soon
 Wellington  Wairarapa  Opening soon
 Tasman  Blenheim (Malborough)
 West Coast (Greymouth)
 Opening soon
 Southern  Otago Lakes Central (Queenstown)
 Southland (Invercargill)
 Opening soon


All other districts / areas are currently closed.

Your preferences

The application form now asks you for your district area preferences.

Only priority districts and areas 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 or area 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 being opened 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.

This may mean that, even though your application has been accepted, you may have to wait longer before proceeding through selection and - if you meet our criteria - on to college.

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.