Police Prosecutor

New Zealand Police

  • Permanent
  • Multiple Location Options

Fast track your career in a fast-paced environment whilst living amongst New Zealand's most beautiful beaches and walking tracks. This is an exciting time to join New Zealand Police as they are in a period of growth with new roles, increased funding, improved ways of working and greater flexibility.

About the company:

New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It works in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, and other public sector agencies towards the vision of making New Zealand the safest country. Police is the government's largest front-line response agency with around 15,000 staff in large and small communities all over New Zealand and in liaison and policing development roles overseas.

Your development is highly valued at NZ Police. Their employees enjoy significant investment in their development not only at an individual level, but also at the team and community of practice level. They work hard to match you with work that will both play to your strengths and challenge you in new ways.

The work you'll be engaged in is real, tangible work that directly benefits their frontline and communities. Taken all together, this means they can offer you career path opportunities to progress and become a more well-rounded, experienced leader.

About the role:

You will be a part of a diverse group of Constabulary prosecutors, Police Employee lawyers, and support and managerial staff with the combined purpose of reducing crime and enhancing community safety.

The role of the Prosecutor is to support PPS by providing advocacy services in the criminal jurisdiction on behalf of New Zealand Police in respect of all proceedings commenced by Police, provide advice to Police staff and assistance to the court in respect of prosecution matters.

You will be involved with courtroom advocacy, ranging from first appearance courts through to Judge alone Trials and sentencing hearings. In addition, you will be involved in various out-of-court case management processes, such as file analysis, writing submissions, and liaising with police investigators and defense counsel.

About you:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold an LLB degree and have the ability to get a practicing certificate.
  • Have 1-2 years relevant experience, ideally within a criminal law, family law or litigation role, however all candidates will be considered on merit.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have sound decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to make decisions and responses under pressure in a face-to-face setting.
  • Be passionate about creating a safer community and have values which align with NZ Police.

If you are a motivated individual who is passionate about criminal law, please get in touch to discuss the opportunity. NZ Police offer a competitive salary and supportive work environment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo security checks.



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