Welcome to Offbeat, a series that explores the many ways to find your own rhythm in a career with New Zealand Police. Join us as we dive deep into six different officer’s stories to discover how the skills you’ve learned through your unique life experiences and perspectives might just be the key to unlocking a career in Policing.
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Police Negotiator - Sergeant Tanerahi Keno
High pressure, huge stakes, situations that change in an instant — the work of a Police Negotiator is never dull. What’s it like to forge a tactical communications career in the New Zealand Police Negotiation Team?
Detective Sergeant Tanerahi Keno talks us through how it feels to be called on to de-escalate stress in moments of heightened tension and challenge. Learn about the positive impact you can have in the lives of others by holding space for them to be seen and heard.
What’s it really like being a Detective in the New Zealand Police?
Through our kōrero with Detective Constable Jonny Hurn, learn about how he works with his team to uncover injustices, solve crimes and even how his teen job serving burgers set him up with some surprising skills he calls on daily in his mahi.
Your unique life experiences might just be the key to unlocking a career as a Detective.
A judo champ with a whole lot of heart, Ethnic Liaison Officer Constable Sean Choi unpacks the importance of making people in the community feel safe and heard.
We explore how Sean’s experiences growing up in Korea and emigrating to Aotearoa prepared him for a career with New Zealand Police, plus how a judo foot sweep can come in handy in moments of high tension.
Learn about where your unique perspective and experiences can take you in a career with New Zealand Police. Find out more about Ethnic Liaison Officers in your area here.
Going incognito, being paid to train skills like exploding doors open, and being discreet at barbeques, we go behind the scenes of what it's like to work as a Tactical Operator in the New Zealand Police Tactics Group.
Join us as we deep dive into the unexpected moments in this line of work and how doing what can be seen from the outside as the 'hardest job' doesn’t always require being the 'hardest person.'