4 Nov 2009

Recession aiding police force to recruit Maori

7:30 am on 4 November 2009

Hard times in the job market are helping the police Maori recruitment strategy.

Auckland district Maori responsiveness adviser Glenn Mckay says an introduction programme run by Te Wananga o Aotearoa coming off the back of the police roadshow Te Haerenga earlier in the year, has flushed out many Maori wanting to join the force.

He told Waatea News a lot of work has gone into improving the students' maths, abstract numerical reasoning and physical fitness in preparation for police entry exams.