The Police Association says it will work to support officers involved in the recovery of the remains of Auckland woman Carmen Thomas.
The 32-year-old was last seen on 27 June. Police say a site examination in the Waitakere Ranges confirms Ms Thomas' body was dismembered and disposed of.
The Police Association says it will do anything it can to support the officers involved in the investigation, and says in these situations counselling is provided.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people have expressed their condolences on pages set up for Ms Thomas on social networking websites.
Ms Thomas' former partner, Bradford Callaghan, has been charged with her murder and is due to reappear in the Auckland District Court later this month.