Māori and Police

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Find out how Māori and Police work together to help prevent crime, crashes and victimisation in our communities. This includes The Turning of the Tide strategy, iwi liaison officers and recruitment.

Māori and Police working together

This page summarises Police commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and training of frontline staff in Māori culture and protocols. It outlines ways in which Māori guide and support the work of Police. … More

The Turning of the Tide prevention strategy

The Turning of the Tide is a Whanau Ora Crime and Crash Prevention Strategy developed by iwi and Police. … More

Iwi liaison officers

This page explains what iwi liaison officers do and how you could become one. It provides contact details of iwi liaison officers in all Police districts. … More

Recruiting Māori into Police

A background to the recruitment of Māori into Police, with information on what to do if you want to join Police. You may see this as a way to help your local community and rangatahi.… More

Police haka

The words of the Police haka 'Ko te uru pounamu', with an English explanation. This haka was composed by Rahui Papa of Tainui. It was first performed in 2009.… More

Update on The Turning of the Tide - making a difference now and for future generations

The Turning of the Tide strategy aimed at reducing the number of Māori entering and re-entering the criminal justice system and dying on the roads is making progress. It is well known that Māori ar… More