“Museum Celebrates 75 Years”

The celebrations of the 75th anniversary of women in New Zealand Police continue with a major exhibition opening this weekend at the New Zealand Police Museum. The exhibition tracks the progress of Police’s female officers from the first intake in June 1941 through to today, with women now excelling in every area of police work, including the Armed Offenders Squad, Maritime Unit and Dog Section. It uses photographs, videos and interviews to tell the stories of some of the women who have helped make New Zealand Police the organisation it is, says Museum Director Rowan Carroll. “Several current policewomen are profiled, and their stories are a celebration of their careers in Police and the amazing experiences they have been able to have in the job,” says Rowan. “I would really encourage people to come and see it, especially young women who are considering a future with Police.”

The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 22 October. The Police Museum is located at the Royal New Zealand Police College, at Papakowhai Road in Porirua. Have a great Labour Weekend – and if you are travelling to the museum or anywhere else, drive carefully and stay safe.

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