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Police Officer


This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Police officers 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

$55K-$60K per year

Police officers with more than four years' experience usually earn

$60K -$119K per year

Source: NZ Police, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a police officer are average due to increasing job numbers, but high competition for positions.
A female police officer stands in front of a barricade and a crowd of people waving New Zealand flags

Police officers control crowds to make sure events are peaceful

Last updated 11 September 2017