Who are Defence People?

Defining our workforce

New Zealand Police recognise the contributions and commitment made my members of the NZ Defence Force Reserves and Cadet Forces to all communities, and as an employer of those people NZ Police support our staff in undertaking these roles and providing community support.

Commissioner Mike Bush, MNZM, NZ Police Commissioner

Defence People may have worked with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in a number of different ways. They may be a current serving member as a reservist or cadet force officer, or they may have been one of our youth programme graduates or former service personnel.

Regardless of the extent of their military experience, our people bring unique benefits of varying degrees to your organisation.