The Police Pathway Programme aims to provide high school students with a basic understanding of the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes associated with the Police and policing in Aotearoa. Students can receive up to 26 NCEA Level 3 credits which have been contextualised toward policing within New Zealand. This programme also allows students to explore the physical and leadership requirements required to become a Police Officer.
In 2020, NZ Police are supporting more than 60 schools delivering the programme across eight districts. The programme is supported nationally and by regional Police Officers within the community.