Skip to main content

General enquiries:

(04) 496 6800

|

0800 500 122

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Nominees for life membership must have distinguished themselves in their service to the association and its members throughout the country.

Nominees must satisfy the ‘national service’ criteria and must be past or present members of the association, but need not have held an executive position in the association.

Life membership is limited to no more than 30 living individuals at any time. Life members’ names are displayed on an honours board in the association’s national office in Wellington.     

Procedure for nomination:

(a)    The nomination must be made by two financial members of the association.

(b)    The nomination is submitted to the relevant district or area committee and the recommendation is then forwarded to the board of directors.

(c)    The board decides on whether the nomination is sent to annual conference for consideration by delegates before the following year’s conference.

(d)    The nomination will then be discussed at the next conference  (or special conference) and if accepted, the award will be bestowed.

A life member will receive receives a member lapel badge, farmed certificate and life member plaque.

BILL MURRAY AWARD

  1. The Bill Murray award honours association members who have made an outstanding contribution to the association over a prolonged period (not less than ten years) at either a national or local level.
  2. Recipients receive a framed certificate and association plaque, and their names are recorded in the association’s register of awards.

Procedure for Nomination

The nomination must be made by two financial members of the association and is then submitted to the relevant area or district committee. That committee will then forward the nomination to the region committee for consideration and if successful, it is then sent to the board.

Two thirds of the directors present must endorse the nominee for the recommendation to be successful.

The recipient will receive a framed certificate and an association plaque which will be presented by the president.

MERIT AWARD

  1. Past or present members of the association are eligible for the Merit award.
  2. Nominees must be either serving or recently retired members of the New Zealand Police.
  3. The nominee must have distinguished themselves in exemplary service to the association and its members at a local or national level.  
  4. There is no limit to the number of merit awards that can be made, and an individual can receive the award more than once.
  5. Recipients receive a framed certificate and their name is kept in the association’s records.

Procedure for Nomination

The nomination must be made by two financial members of the police association and submitted to the relevant area, district or region committee for consideration before forwarding to the board.

If the board endorses the nomination the recipient will receive a framed certificate.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

  1. Certificates of appreciation are only awarded to individuals or organisations that are not members of the police association.
  2. Nominees must have distinguished themselves through their assistance or support of the association and its members at a national or local level.

  3. There is no limit on the number of certificates an individual or organisation can be awarded.

Procedure for nomination

The nomination must be made by any area, district or region committee or by the association’s board.

A successful nomination is forwarded to the president who will decide whether or not to endorse the nomination.

Recipients receive a framed certificate.

THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE

  1. Association employees only are eligible for the President’s Award for Outstanding Service.
  2. Nominees must have made a significant contribution to the association over a period of not less than 10 years. This award recognises an employee’s tangible and lasting contribution for the benefit of members rather than being an award for long service at the association.
  3. An employee can receive the award more than once.
  4. Recipients receive a framed certificate and their name is added to the association’s Register of Awards.

Procedure for nomination

The association’s national secretary nominates a candidate for this award and the president decides if that nominee is forwarded to the board for consideration.  Two thirds of the board must endorse a nomination for the candidate to be successful.

The president presents the award recipient with a framed certificate.