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New Zealand Police Employee Review

very badly run organisation

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1 November 2017
Senior officers and systems were a joke. practicle policeman got burnt out while the people promoted were useless and are still in the job doing as little as they did then.
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
Culture
Pros
time off
Cons
fellow staff
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Dealing with a variety of incidents from minor matters to serious situations that will always have you on your toes and provide opportunities to develop a variety of skills.
Policing is about dealing with people in a fair and honest manner, being able to walk in their shoes and deal with them with dignity and respect. Treat people as you would expect to be treated and remember you are often judged on first impressions.

The work place culture is excellent with great team bonding and lifelong friendships. You rely on each other to support one another and get the job done effectively.

The hardest part of the job is facing the fact that you bare dealing with people's lives. Every contact you have with them could effect their life. Death and dealing with victims can be very difficult but very rewarding when you are able to make a difference to their lives.

The job is rewarding and exciting with no two days being the same. The variety of work and the camaraderie experienced is enjoyable.
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Good salary and benefits, opportunities for promotion especially in larger centres
Cons
Stressful situations that might not suit everyone, conflict
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