Recruiting Māori into Police

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Police value diversity and recognize the need to reflect the communities we serve within our Police whānau.  Police is working towards increasing the representation of Māori into and throughout the organisation.  Increased diversity allows for a variety of ideas, lens and approaches to be discussed and designed to better enable the delivery of our service for Māori.  The ability to understand and walk in Te Ao Māori confidently is valued and appreciated.  If you are interesting in becoming a cop, contact us now through our New Cops website!

These skills are crucial to prevent crime, crashes and victimisation in our communities.

Research tells us that Māori recruits joining Police are often motivated by a desire to help their local communities and rangatahi.

  • There are over 100 iwi and ethnic groups represented in Police.
  • 10.9 percent of Constabulary employees identify themselves as Māori (June 2012).
  • Māori recruitment drives resulted in a 31 percent increase in the number of Māori police officers from 2002 to 2012.

If you want to become a police officer

If you are interested in putting yourself forward, take the first step by visiting the Police website New Cops.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa offers a police pre-preparation course for those who don't feel ready to apply straight away. Visit STAR Police Preparation.

Talk to someone in the job Find out what it's like to work for Police from someone who is already doing it - contact your local Iwi Liaison Officer.