Specific Information Requested

Amy Ferguson made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Amy Ferguson

Dear New Zealand Police,

This request complies with the Official Information Act 1982 and seeks information regarding the ethnic or cultural self-identification of police officers in New Zealand.

Current Percentage Breakdown:

Provide the current percentage breakdown of police officers by ethnic or cultural self-identification for the following regions:

Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)
Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Te Moana-a-Toi (Bay of Plenty)
Te Tai Rāwhiti (Gisborne)
Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington)
Te Tau Ihu (Nelson/Marlborough)
Te Tai Poutini (West Coast)
Waitaha (Canterbury)
Ōtākou (Otago)
Murihiku (Southland)

Rationale for Request:

"Understanding the ethnic composition of the police force is crucial for assessing its representativeness and cultural competency. This information will support efforts to incorporate values and practices that are inclusive of Māori and other ethnic communities, ensuring that the police force can effectively serve and engage with all segments of the population."

I confirm that I reside in New Zealand.

Thank you for your assistance.

Amy Ferguson

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Tēnā koe


I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 requests
attached, received by Police on 31 May 2024.

These have been combined into one OIA record.


Your reference number is IR-01-24-19102.

You can expect a response to your request on or before 2 July 2024 unless
an extension is needed.


Ngā mihi


Ministerial Services

Police National Headquarters




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