Tauranga will get three new police officers who graduated along with 71 other constables from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua on Thursday.
At 41, Constable Aaron Senior is one of the more senior members to have graduated and has reached a goal that had been in the pipeline for some years, says wing patron Julie Christie.
Constable Aaron Senior ready for his new role.
“Being a police officer had been high on my list and my years of rugby have taught me that individual strength is built by the team, and I can’t think of a better team to be part of than the New Zealand Police,” says Aaron.
Aaron was recognised by his peers when he won the achievement prize for his section.
This prize is awarded to an individual from each section who, in the collective view of the members of the section and the wing instructors, made the greatest contribution to the overall success of the team.
Of the officers who graduated, two will be going to Rotorua, one to Whakatane and two to Taupo.
The rest of the graduates will be deployed to towns around the country.