Police School Community Officers

Constable Andy Napier

School Community Officers (formerly called Police Education Officers) are experienced police officers who specialise in facilitating and delivering prevention-based interventions and services in collaboration with whole school communities, to enhance community safety, including road safety.

During 2013, the Police launched a safety education framework and started a range of new whole school approach interventions for schools. These interventions provide opportunities for schools to work within the three strands of the whole school approach:

  • curriculum teaching and learning
  • school ethos and environment
  • school communities.

There are about 120 School Community Officers, who cover every school in New Zealand. You can contact your school's School Community Officer at your local police station.

More information:

Police working with schools - their stories

Below are stories about how School Community Officers have worked with schools on road safety education. These first appeared in NZ Transport Agency newsletters.