POLICE protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
investigating and prosecuting offences committed in areas such as organised, corporate and computer crime, environmental offences, drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting and terrorism
securing and examining scenes of crimes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence for analysis
protecting witnesses and investigating official corruption
maintaining public order and safety
patrolling assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
directing and re-routing traffic at congested areas
attending community meetings and answering inquiries from the public where necessary
providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
maintaining records and preparing reports