New Zealand Police has commenced the commissioning of the next three areas of research with the aim of ensuring fair and equitable policing for all our communities. This work is being overseen by an Independent Panel chaired by Tā Kim Workman. The research will initially look at three key areas:
- who Police stop and speak to, and how Police engages with them
- decision making around use of force
- decision making around laying charges.
A summary of the application process and research methodology and approach is outlined below. To express your interest, and to see the full research application guidelines, please contact UPD@police.govt.nz.
The research is expected to take place between 2022 and 2024.
Research Methodology and Approach