Building Diversity: Understanding the Factors that Influence Māori to join the Police
A long established principle is that the police service ought to mirror the ethnic profile of the wider population in order to secure and maintain public confidence and police legitimacy. A key goal for New Zealand Police (NZP) is to achieve equity and diversity in their workforce. This research focuses on exploring factors that influence Mäori to apply to and join Police.
The objectives of the research were to explore factors that influence Māori to apply and join NZ Police; explore the role of Police Māori recruitment initiatives, including Te Haerenga, in attracting Māori to join NZ Police; and to identify improvements to Police initiatives and processes for recruiting Māori.