Working Together with Ethnic Communities - Police Ethnic Strategy towards 2010

Working Together with Ethnic Communities - Police Ethnic Strategy towards 2010

Date Published: 
December 2004
This report outlines a strategy for Police to work effectively towards 2010 with rapidly growing ethnic communities, whose ethnic heritage distinguishes them from the majority of other people in New Zealand, including Maori and Pacific peoples. These groups include a variety of Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African and Continental European people. This strategy is based on the premise that increasing community safety and preventing and reducing crime, road crashes and victimisation requires Police to be capable and have the capacity to forge constructive relationships in areas where there are substantial populations, which is turn optimises crime and road crash reduction strategies that support frontline police officers. This strategy acknowledges the complex nature of new communities settling in New Zealand and acknowledges that Police, like the general New Zealand Population, need assistance in incorporating these groups into policing processes.