An Officer for Ethnic communities in Waitakere

People of minority ethnic groups now have a new friend at the Waitakere Police.

Constable Wells Albert has just been appointed as the Ethnic Peoples Community Relations Officer, to provide expertise and support to West Auckland residents.

A native of Tamil Nadu in South India, Wells migrated to this country in 2002 and graduated from the Royal New Zealand Police Training College in 2006.

He began his career with the Police in Henderson, carrying out general police duties and worked later with the Criminal Investigation Unit and the Family Violence Unit.

“West Auckland has a multi-cultural society with enormous passion, pride, generosity and uniqueness among the large number of ethnic nationals residing in the region. My priority is to engage with the various ethnic communities, promote community safety, and prevent all forms of violence in the home. Crime prevention and reducing road trauma are my other priorities,” he said.

Constable Albert said he was keen to meet community leaders and others, understand their concerns better and working in partnership with them to ensure “Safer Communities Together.”

Quoting the late Sir Winston Churchill, he said, “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Editor’s Note: Constable Wells Albert will write a regular column in Indian Newslink on issues of interest and relevance to the ethnic communities. He can be reached on (09) 8262455 or 027-2637791 Email:

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