Celebrating our current staff

Women in leadership roles

In 2016 three out of 12 District Commanders are women and there are seven Superintendents in total working across the organisation. There are two senior non-sworn staff on the Police Executive. ... more

Women in different roles and from diverse backgrounds

Women are now able to work in so many different areas of Policing. From Forensics to being to a dog handler, or working aboard the Lady Liz on Wellington Harbour, women are working everywhere. They also come to Police from a variety of backgrounds and cultures allowing us to work more closely with the communities we serve. ... more

Current statistics of women in NZ Police

At the end of April women comprised 18.9 percent (1669) of 8831 constabulary staff and 32.7 percent of recruits. Five years ago 17.3 percent of constabulary staff were women. Under the current four-year plan, the target is for women to be 21-24 percent of constabulary staff and 50 percent of recruits by 30 June 2019. Women aged 18-29 are a key audience for Police recruitment campaigns. Anyone – male or female – interested in policing as a career can find out more at www.newcops.co.nz. ... more

Overview of 75 years of women in Police

NZ Police are celebrating 75 years of women in Policing for a variety of reasons with the most relevant being that we still have a number of women who joined the Police in the 1940s and 1950s able to tell us how it was for them in the early decades. Many memories are captured in print and in photos only, so we are using this opportunity to collect stories and memorabilia. ... more

Meet some of our staff

75 years video gallery

Meet some of our team in the celebrating 75 years video Gallery.

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