As future employees we want to ensure that your character and approach to both life and work matches our values. The following values are lived by NZ Police staff every day. During the constabulary recruitment process we will be looking for evidence of the following to ensure that as a new recruit you will continue to win the trust and confidence of everyone who lives in New Zealand:
Our employees take pride in representing police and making a difference in the communities they serve. Looking and behaving professionally, in combination with expertise, is essential to ensuring colleagues and communities feel safe and are safe. In short we want to “look the part, and be the part”.
Police should treat everyone with dignity, uphold individual rights and honour their freedoms. We treat others as they would want to be treated. Being respectful of colleagues and the communities we work with builds trust and confidence in the organisation.
Police employees need to be honest and uphold excellent ethical standards. Our integrity as individuals, and as an organisation, is critical to building the trust and confidence of our colleagues and the communities we serve.
Commitment to Maori and the Treaty
Police act in good faith of, and respect, the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The principles are “partnership”, “protection” and “participation”. Working with Maori is essential to success. Police and Maori stand together, because only together can we build the support and relationships that will reverse the over-representation of Maori in the criminal justice system.
All police employees seek to understand and consider the experience and perspective of the people we serve. It’s about walking in other people’s shoes. Better results will be achieved when we appreciate situations from the point of view of all those we serve and work alongside.
We recognise the value which different perspectives and experiences bring to making us better at what we do. Reflecting the people we serve and appreciating different thinking will lead to better problem solving and better results.
NZ Police's values may also be accessed in Maori, Hindi, Samoan or simplified Chinese.