Police Studies

Police overview



What should I have already achieved?

NCEA level 2

An interest in joining the New Zealand Police Force


What will I learn?

  • Students will learn a foundational level understanding of the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes associated with the Police and Policing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a constable in the New Zealand Police
  • Understand the different career opportunities within New Zealand Police
  • Demonstrate knowledge of initial scene investigation
  • Apply appropriate law and legislation to various policing tasks in the community
  • Understand and demonstrate the six core values of New Zealand Police: PRIMED
  • Understand basic investigative interview skills and apply these to situations which are common as a Constable of New Zealand Police
  • Understand knowledge of New Zealand Court procedures and processes
  • Demonstrate the physical attributes required for a recruit of New Zealand Police
  • Explore the leadership requirements of a police officer


How will this course be assessed?

  • Students must successfully complete all assessments within the programme
  • Students must attempt physical appraisal tests throughout the year
  • Maintain an appropriate level of attendance



Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

An FAO will be offered for AS91501. Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting

What are the course costs?

$90 (approx) Tough Guy/Gal Event (Friday 26 June. 2020)