Police Officer


This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Police officers keep law and order in the community. They work to prevent and solve crime, keep the peace, and respond to criminal activities and emergencies.


Police officers with one to four years’ experience usually earn

$53K-$58K per year

Police officers with at least 10 years’ experience usually earn

$73K per year

Source: NZ Police, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a police officer are average, as the selection process is competitive and there are only limited jobs.
Jana sitting in the passenger seat of a police car

Jana patrolling the city centre by car with a colleague

Last updated 12 February 2016