New boys add to Constabulary

At least three young men of Indian origin would soon join active police service in different districts of the New Zealand Police and serve the growing communities with diverse hues, beliefs and cultural background.

They were among the graduates of Wing 286 of the Royal New Zealand Police College who marched out after successfully completing their rigorous and often punishing training programme in Wellington on September 25, 2014.

Former Race Relations Commissioner Joris De Bres, who was also the Patron of Wing 286, was present on the occasion with Tayo Agunlejika, Executive Director of the Federation of Multicultural Councils of New Zealand.

Mr De Bres said that he was pleased to see growing diversity within the ranks of the New Zealand Police.

“It is encouraging that ethnic communities see the New Zealand Police as a strong career option,” he said.

Growing diversity

New Zealand Police National Strategic Ethnic Advisor Inspector Rakesh Naidoo said that there were 78 new Constables this year.

“Not only do we want to reflect the community we serve but importantly we want their valuable skills and experience to strengthen our organisation. I would encourage our ethnic communities to join the New Zealand Police as we are the best Police organisation in the world”, he said.

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