NEW ZEALAND POLICE: (0800 639 2677)

Kylie

The story behind the art is of Kylie, who worked tirelessly to build the case and arrest a man who had been abusing his own kids and numerous others. The street art was off Cuba St in Wellington. At night, a menacing shadow hovers over the scene while Detective Kylie Schaare stood protectively over a small child.

Lots Of Options

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.
Read more

Safety on the Job

Police work is exciting, filled with adrenalin and satisfaction. You run towards the danger when others need your help. Of course this brings an element of risk - but it's carefully calculated.

At police college you'll be trained to diffuse potentially dangerous situations using communication skills and you'll learn how to use state-of-the-art equipment such as protective vests, pepper spray, tasers and police dog teams. On the job, 1 in 1000 incidents involve the use of pepper spray. Approximately 1 in 3000 involve a taser. Using force is a last resort and in 80% of cases involving taser, your communication skills and simply showing the taser is enough to safely de-escalate the incident.

You'll be working beside experienced team mates who will always look out for you. It's our priority to prepare you to be as safe as possible so you can perform your duties in the community with confidence.
Read more

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

Yoshi

Tragically, when the CTV building collapsed in the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011, there were 28 Japanese victims. Armed with fluent Japanese and an empathy for the culture; Constable Nao Yoshimizu stood by families as they struggled to comprehend what had happened to their loved ones.

Lots Of Options

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.
Read more

Good Pay

After graduating from Royal NZ Police College you'll earn a salary of $52,335, with a total remuneration of around $58,584 for the first year. On average, officers in their first year also earn around $6,000 in additional payments such as allowances and overtime. Your pay is likely to increase with experience on the job and promotions as you advance through your career. Remuneration includes salary, superannuation, life insurance and allowances.
Read more

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

MADIE & JULIA

Positioned on 'K' Road in Auckland, Otis Frizzell stenciled a foot chase scene, depicting the story of two officers, Constable Julia Vahry and Constable Madeline Roberts. The officers are executing a perfect pincer movement as the perpetrator runs into their well-laid trap.

Good Pay

After graduating from Royal NZ Police College you'll earn a salary of $52,335, with a total remuneration of around $58,584 for the first year. On average, officers in their first year also earn around $6,000 in additional payments such as allowances and overtime. Your pay is likely to increase with experience on the job and promotions as you advance through your career. Remuneration includes salary, superannuation, life insurance and allowances.
Read more

Safety on the Job

Police work is exciting, filled with adrenalin and satisfaction. You run towards the danger when others need your help. Of course this brings an element of risk - but it's carefully calculated.

At police college you'll be trained to diffuse potentially dangerous situations using communication skills and you'll learn how to use state-of-the-art equipment such as protective vests, pepper spray, tasers and police dog teams. On the job, 1 in 1000 incidents involve the use of pepper spray. Approximately 1 in 3000 involve a taser. Using force is a last resort and in 80% of cases involving taser, your communication skills and simply showing the taser is enough to safely de-escalate the incident.

You'll be working beside experienced team mates who will always look out for you. It's our priority to prepare you to be as safe as possible so you can perform your duties in the community with confidence.
Read more

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

penni

On a wall at the campus of Massey University in Wellington we tell the story of Constable Penni Eggleton who saved a frightened young woman from her extremely threatening ex-boyfriend, whom had a history of violence against women and convictions for sexual violation.

Over the course of just two days he sent over 100 texts to her that reflected his mental state, ranging from affection to threatening and back again. Realising the immense danger the young woman was in, Penni intervened, locking up the ex-boyfriend and ensuring the woman’s safety.

On the wall, passers-by can read the texts and feel for themselves the emotions that the young woman felt.

See for yourself why Penni had
to intervene View TXT messages

Warning: the following contains abusive messages

You need to be over 17 to read these messages
Please enter your date of birth

Sorry, it appears you're not yet 17.
These texts are not appropriate viewing.

Lots Of Options

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.
Read more

Concerned about txt abuse?

If you are in immediate danger or fear for your safety you should call 111. If the messages include threats to physically hurt you that is a crime and your first step should be to save those messages and show them to an officer at your local police station.

You can get more information about TXT abuse at NetSafe.

If you are receiving threats from a partner you may also want to make use of the following services:

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

lio

On a wall near the Otara market is a stencil depicting Constable Sanalio (Lio) Kaihau comforting a distressed woman. She saw demons urging her to commit suicide. Lio saw a way to help. By talking of their shared beliefs and praying with her, Lio calmed her, reassured her and prevented her from acting on thoughts of suicide, an example of how empathy plays a critical role on the front line.

Lots Of Options

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few. Read more

Good Pay

After graduating from Royal NZ Police College you'll earn a salary of $52,335, with a total remuneration of around $58,584 for the first year. On average, officers in their first year also earn around $6,000 in additional payments such as allowances and overtime. Your pay is likely to increase with experience on the job and promotions as you advance through your career. Remuneration includes salary, superannuation, life insurance and allowances.
Read more

CONCERNED ABOUT SUICIDE?

If you are concerned that someone is thinking of suicide or harming themselves, you should talk to them and encourage them to seek help at one of the following organisations:

Lifeline 0800 543 354
Lifeline's Suicide Helpline 0508 TAUTOKO
Depression Helpline(8am to midnight) 0800 111 757
The Lowdown(12pm to midnight)
 FREE TEXT 5626 FOR HELP
Youthline 0800 376 633
Kidsline
(4 to 6pm, weekdays)
0800 543 754
What's Up(12pm to midnight, 7 days, for young people aged 5 to 18) 0800 942 8787
Samaritans
(24 hours/day, 7 days, Lower North
Island and Upper South Island)
Call 0800 211 211 for the rest of NZ
0800 726 666
Healthline 0800 611 116
OUTLine
(confidential telephone support for
sexuality or gender identity issues)
0800 688 5463
In an emergency, always dial 111

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

aji

On the walls of the Kingsland Train station are a pair of stencils depicting the heroic act of Constable Aji Basra running to pull an intoxicated man from the tracks. The extremely drunk man had become disoriented and decided to have a lie down, on the train tracks. Realising the potential for danger, Aji leapt onto the tracks and dragged the man to safety.

Since 2000, 147 pedestrians have tragically died on railway tracks. Like all NZ Police officers, Aji is committed to preventing incidents like this from happening in the future.

Lots Of Options

With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge potential for professional development. Once you've completed two years as a probationary constable you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.Read more

Good Pay

After graduating from Royal NZ Police College you'll earn a salary of $52,335, with a total remuneration of around $58,584 for the first year. On average, officers in their first year also earn around $6,000 in additional payments such as allowances and overtime. Your pay is likely to increase with experience on the job and promotions as you advance through your career. Remuneration includes salary, superannuation, life insurance and allowances.
Read more

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington

deanne

Sergeant Deanne Teao: Joined at age 25, after having two kids
Grew up in: Wairoa and Te Awamutu
Iwi: Nga Puhi, Tainui and Ngati Ranginui
Hobbies are: Fitness, music, reading, hanging out with whanau
Role: NZ Police negotiator and youth aid officer

Stencilled onto a wall in Central Auckland is a street art installation showing Sergeant Dee Teao as she looks up to a young man who was in danger of jumping from a great height.
The distressed young man had climbed up on an overbridge. By talking about his tamariki and his whanau, Deanne soon built rapport with him, enabling her to climb up and sit with the man. Once there, Deanne admitted she was scared of heights! Hearing this, the young man stopped thinking about himself and become concerned for her safety. They both climbed down and he told Dee "You're a cool cop miss". The man has stayed in touch with Dee ever since and is now enjoying a positive outlook on life.

Lots Of Options

As a cop, there are lots of ways you can help youth in your community. With over 30 different areas of policing, there is huge opportunity for professional development. After two years as a probationary constable, you can apply to work in other policing roles such as youth education, neighbourhood policing, the dive squad, search and rescue or the criminal investigation branch to name a few.
Read more

Good Pay

After graduating from Royal NZ Police College you'll earn a salary of $52,335 with a total remuneration of around $58,584 for the first year.
Read more

Safety on the job

Police work is exciting, filled with adrenalin and satisfaction. You run towards the danger when others need your help. Of course this brings an element of risk but it's carefully calculated.
Read more

Could you cut it as a cop?

During the recruitment selection process your body and mind will be tested. But don't worry if you're not in perfect shape just now. Here, you can take a practice test and get some training advice. Ask any new recruit and they will tell you that with hard work and determination, your goal of becoming a cop can become a reality. To stay motivated you can also chat to other police recruits on Facebook.

CONCERNED ABOUT SUICIDE?

If you are concerned that someone is thinking of suicide or harming themselves, you should talk to them and encourage them to seek help at one of the following organisations:

Lifeline 0800 543 354
Lifeline's Suicide Helpline 0508 TAUTOKO
Depression Helpline(8am to midnight) 0800 111 757
The Lowdown(12pm to midnight)
 FREE TEXT 5626 FOR HELP
Youthline 0800 376 633
Kidsline
(4 to 6pm, weekdays)
0800 543 754
What's Up(12pm to midnight, 7 days,
for young people aged 5 to 18)
0800 942 8787
Samaritans
(24 hours/day, 7 days, Lower North
Island and Upper South Island)
Call 0800 211 211 for the rest of NZ
0800 726 666
Healthline 0800 611 116
OUTLine
(confidential telephone support for
sexuality or gender identity issues)
0800 688 5463
In an emergency, always dial 111

0800 NEW COPS (0800 639 2677)

New Zealand Police - P.O. Box 3017 - Wellington