Crime in the 21st century is increasingly sophisticated and the environments in which police operate are increasingly diverse. To ensure you are ready for training at police college we require you to do some distance learning beforehand.
What is pre-police college distance learning?
We will invite you to enrol for a pre-police college distance learning course after completing your formal interview. The course is a pre-requisite before you can start at the Royal NZ Police College (RNZPC).
The 12 week course is provided by Unitec and runs alongside (in parallel with) the remainder of the constabulary recruitment process including SCOPE and reference checks – so it will not delay you from getting into the candidate pool.
The Distance Learning course will require you to study part-time for approximately 12-15 hours per week. The purpose is to provide a base level of knowledge and understanding about policing. The benefit of this course is that it allows police to give you more applied real-world training once you get to the RNZPC.