The president is elected by the annual conference of members, and serves a 3-year term. The incumbent can seek re-election for further 3-year terms. The president is a serving member of Police, seconded full time to the association, and chairs the association board of directors, and the Police Welfare Fund Ltd board.
The national secretary is appointed by conference delegates, and holds office for such term and conditions as determined by conference.
Two vice-presidents are elected by annual conference for 3-year terms. Elections for each vice-presidential post take place in alternating years between presidential election years. This means there is one presidential or vice-presidential election each year.
The current vice-presidents are:
- Senior Sergeant Craig Tickelpenny, Wellington
- Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray, Auckland
Board of directors
The association board of directors comprises the president, two vice-presidents and one elected regional director for each of the association’s seven regions. All region directors are serving members of Police.
The current members of the Association Board of Directors are:
- Chris Cahill (President/Chairperson)
- Craig Tickelpenny (Vice-President)
- Marcia Murray (Vice-President)
- Murray Fenton (Region 1 - Waitemata and Northland)
- Emiel Logan (Region 2 - Auckland and Counties Manukau)
- Scott Thompson (Region 3 - Waikato and Bay of Plenty)
- Paul Ormerod (Region 4 - Eastern and Central)
- Pat Thomas (Region 5 - Wellington)
- Mike McRandle (Region 6 - Tasman and Canterbury)
- Grant Gerken (Region 7 - Southern)
The Directors also sit on the Police Welfare Fund Ltd Board, which meets bi-monthly, along with a representative for:
- The Police Commissioner
- Retired Members
- Managers’ Guild
The association's national office is located in Wellington. National office staff work to support members across a broad portfolio of needs including membership administration, communications, industrial, legal, insurance, health, welfare and other areas.
Chief Operating Officer
The chief operating officer leads the commercial arm of national office.
The association’s field officers work with their district/local area committees to resolve members' issues.
District / area committees
Each district/area committee has an executive comprised of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and a treasurer, and committee members who are representatives of the district/area membership.
The district/area committee is a fundamental medium of communication between members of the district/area, the board of directors and the national secretary. The committee attends to all matters affecting the members within the district/area, communicates on matters of regional interest, and elevates issues on behalf of the district/area or branch.
Delegates from district /area committees attend the October annual conference where they deliberate on all policy and other matters affecting the association or any association member.