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Police are committed to building strong, dynamic, and effective relationships with Māori to deliver services that whānau Māori and our communities expect and deserve.
This includes building our understanding of the aspirations of Iwi, whānau and communities and supporting the achievements of those aspirations.
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.
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.
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.
The transition of The Turning of the Tide 2012-2018 to Te Huringa o Te Tai provides an opportunity to refresh our collective approach while maintaining the original intent and wairua of The Turning of the Tide.
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.
Te Pae Oranga Iwi Community Panels are a way that Police and iwi/Māori partners deal with crime and prevent reoffending.
It’s an approach that holds offenders accountable while also helping them a… More