New Policing course for Tarawera High School

Students who complete a new policing course at Tarawera High school could be on a pathway to becoming an officer by the time they leave school.

Or at least that's the goal behind the The NCEA Level 3 and 4 courses which covers the context of policing in New Zealand, relevant legislation, policies, strategies, procedures and ethics.

The Introduction to Police Studies course will begin this week and is a collaboration with New Zealand Police and Unitec.

Acting Senior Sergeant Shane Tailby says the course will prepare students to apply for entry to the Royal New Zealand Police College on completion.

Sam Gardner