75 years of women in Police

It has been 75 years since the first intake of women into Police Training at the Newtown depot in June 1941.

We are recognising this important anniversary by celebrating the achievements as well as the diversity of the current women in the New Zealand Police, and recognising women who have now retired but who played an integral role in shaping our current organisation.

Looking back

Breaking into a male dominated organisation has always been a challenge, and NZ Police was no exception, especially for those early women. ... more

Celebrating our current staff

Women are integral to NZ Police. They are involved in all aspects of the organisation and undertake a variety of key leadership positions as well as operating in a diverse range of roles. Women join Police from different backgrounds so we can better serve the communities we work in. ... more

Celebrating 75 Years - events and activities

To celebrate the anniversary a number of events and activities are planned over the next few months. On June 24 a relay will start simultaneously from Cape Reinga and Bluff, culminating in Wellington for a National Parade on August 1. ... more

Contact us

Contact details about the 75 years of women in Police and the events or activities. ... more