at New Zealand Police
Published June 19, 2023
Location Gisborne, New Zealand
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  


Jailer New Zealand Police location Gisborne. Salary starting from $67,873.00.

Company description New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.

We're working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business' and achieve long-term change.

About the role our Custody team are seeking motivated individuals to work in the Gisborne Custody Unit. Multiple Custody officer positions exist in Gisborne. Gisborne is a vibrant and progressive community. Also referred to as Tairāwhiti, Eastland and the East Coast.

The natural attractions include an extensive coastline of sandy beaches with renowned surfing breaks, bush and farmland. Both fishing/diving and hunting are a big part of life for many in the Gisborne region. The role of a Custody Officer within the NZ Police is pivotal. Custody Officers are responsible for providing care to detainees whilst they are in custody and during transit.

You will be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the detainee, monitoring behaviour and state providing care and ensuing professional standards are continuously met. This role is not for the faint hearted and will require someone who is confident, open minded with attention to detail and willing to follow stringent safety procedures. The role will include transporting detainees to and from correctional facilities.

Key accountabilities strong communication skills both verbal and written. Resilience, perseverance with the ability to de-escalate situations in a calm and professional manner. Attention to detail. Accurate and precise, the ability to record and prepare information such as statements for court. Duty of care, understanding the welfare, health, safety and level of care required for detainees.

Strong team player, reliable, trustworthy, flexible to work shifts, weekends, public holidays. Decisive, cool, calm and collected, you can think on your feet, using your initiative and work well under pressure. Good computer skills and are comfortable learning new systems. You will be required to input and update data accurately in Police Systems, accurate typing abilities are essential.

What you'll bring being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

If you are an internal applicant, you must apply internally through the police system. You must provide an alternative contact email address. This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is "to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business".

About us our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing. Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe.

Working flexibly your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business. Remuneration upon appointment to the role will be $67,873 - $78,713

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