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Police Officer10 reviews
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Level of pay for frontline staff needed to be higher
The pay was disproportionate to the level of risk undertaken by those on the frontline. However in saying that, where there were levels of disparity in pay for the amount of risk taken, when injured or needing special leave etc, the Police welfare looked after you exceptionally well which I don't think you would get in any other job. For example, sick leave leave, family leave, mental wellbeing etc. The Police looked after you very well in this area.
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Assisting the Public
Great job satisfaction in assisting the general public and making the community a safer place to live in. Learned all facets of criminal law, and maintaining the law and order under some difficult circumstances.
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Job Satisfaction and learning avenues
Cons
Shift work
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Good team spirit for a worthy cause
NZ Police helped me mature as a professional and learn how to overcome difficulties. They were a benevolent employee and a fine organisation to work for.
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very badly run organisation
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.
Pros
time off
Cons
fellow staff
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Flexibility
Within the NZ Police you needed the ability to be flexible. This related to the way you approached situations, the process you used to resolve said situations and the likely outcomes.

No two situations you went to no matter how similar were ever resolved in the same way.


I found this to be a challenging and awarding aspect of the job as it keep you thinking on the run so to speak and always improving your mental, emotional, verbal skills.
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4.0
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Variety and continuous self development
Policing is a job full of the unknown and unexpected so trust and respect of co workers is paramount.
Knowing Management is supportive, fair, consistent and there.

The biggest teaching from the job are developing relationships through clear and honest communication, on the job during the job and outside of the job.

Communication, trust, honesty, variety and learning
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Communication, trust, honesty, variety and learning
Cons
Effects on person relationships
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Exciting
I loved my time in the NZ Police. Helping people in there desperate hour and safely removing them to a stable enviroment.
Pros
Mateship
Cons
Long Hours
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Good workplace with support and great oppertunities
A typical day was started with a debrief. This included tasks that needed attention, activities occurring in the area. Persons of interest.
Then as jobs were called in, attending to the matters. This included vast variables. Victims and offenders interviewed and statements documented. Offenders prosecuted. Court files lodged. Offenders processed, and victims informed. Patrolling high crime areas. Checking Bars, Sting operations.

Great Co workers working as a team.

Hardest part of the job. Having to do mortuary procedures..

Enjoyable part of the job. Getting an outcome to a situation.
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Job Package, super, gym facilities.
Cons
shifts.
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I enjoyed my time here, however I felt it was time to move on and learn more skills.
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Room to improve working standards.
After 12 years with the UK Police I served 2 years with the NZ Police service.
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