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Constabulary Recruitment Updates

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Constabulary Recruitment Updates

Current Status

We are currently 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.

Have you timed your run? 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.

Is my district accepting applications?

If you're committed to being posted to an ‘Open district / area we welcome your application.

Policing District Policing Area Status
Northland Far North Now Open
Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland City

Waitematā 

Counties Manukau

Now Open
Waikato Waikato East Now Open
Bay of Plenty

Taupō

Eastern BOP

Now Open
Eastern Tairawhiti Now Open
Central

Taranaki 

Whanganui

Now Open
Southern

Otago Lakes Central

Southland

Now Open

All other districts / areas are currently closed.

Your preferences

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.

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.