Celebrate the success of our Pathway to Police (P2P) programme, a collaboration between CPNZ and New Zealand Police, helping over 150 people start their police careers.

Stay updated with inspiring stories and valuable resources for aspiring officers from diverse backgrounds.

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Tēnā koutou katoa,

Welcome to the first edition of the Pathway to Police (P2P) bi-monthly newsletter. New Zealand Police are delighted to work alongside our MOU partner Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ), to deliver the P2P. The P2P supports Police’s function including maintaining public safety, community support and reassurance and crime prevention as well as our focus to increase ethnic participation across all levels of Police, to reflect Aotearoa’s New Zealand growing diverse communities. The programme provides volunteers with skills to ensure that they feel confident when applying to join Police. 

I acknowledge Jessica Phuang, the Tāmaki Makaurau Ethnic Responsiveness Manager, for her hard work to establish, grow and maintain this programme. Jessica has been working with CPNZ to develop the Auckland Safety Patrols programme since its inception in 2009. Her team are currently connected to over 60 ethnic patrollers who are in the P2P. Dedicated training and support mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that those who apply to join Police will be well-placed during the selection process. This support includes Senior Sergeant Kannan Alagappan, the Senior Partnerships Advisor Ethnic, who joined police through the P2P programme in Wellington. It is wonderful to see that he is now sharing his experience and working alongside CPNZ to coordinate the programme nationally.

Community patrollers increase Police’s capability dramatically by bringing their unique skills, knowledge and experience while patrolling. I take this opportunity to congratulate CPNZ and thank all volunteer patrollers for their dedicated service to keep our communities safe. We look forward to the continued expansion of the programme and our service together.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Superintendent Rakesh Naidoo MNZM 
P2P Policing Pathways & Progress
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Pathway to Police (P2P) newsletter. This publication is designed to keep you informed and engaged with the latest updates, success stories, and opportunities within the CPNZ Pathway to Police programme. This partnership between Police and CPNZ started a number of years ago and to date has helped hundreds of people embark on police careers. The hard work and determination of a number of dedicated individuals has made this achievement possible. You will read or hear about these remarkable people in this edition, and in those to come.

The P2P programme is a shining example of the power of collaboration and community engagement. By bringing together the expertise and resources of the New Zealand Police and the passion and commitment of Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ), we have created a pathway that supports and empowers aspiring police officers from diverse backgrounds.

Chris Lawton Chairman Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ)
Meet Our People
Physical Appraisal Test (PAT) Rehearsals and Seminars

Constable Terry Lin, MPES Counties-Manukau has been instrumental in organising Auckland-wide Physical Appraisal Test (PAT) rehearsals and seminars, which are crucial components of the Pathway to Police (P2P) programme. These monthly events, supported by other police members and Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) who generously donate their time, have seen impressive turnouts ranging from 25 to nearly 40 participants. The PAT rehearsals provide an essential opportunity for aspiring police officers to test their physical readiness and prepare for the actual assessment.
Meet Our Future Officers
Successful Patrollers Now in Police College

We're proud to highlight our first successful recruits this year who are currently in police college. Watch future editions as we celebrate the success of Constable Dillon Nand and others who have made it through the rigorous selection process.

These individuals have started the current police course at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) in Porirua, ready to make a significant impact in our community. We are all so proud of recruits Kenway Chan Kim, Zane Chaudhry and Divya (Div) McHardy.

Const. Dillon, and recruits Kenway, Zane, and Div have demonstrated exceptional dedication, perseverance, and commitment throughout their journey in the Pathway to Police (P2P) programme. They have not only met the physical requirements of the PAT but have also showcased their mental resilience, integrity, and passion for serving their communities.

Their success stories are a testament to the effectiveness of the P2P programme in supporting aspiring police officers from diverse backgrounds. By providing guidance, mentorship, and resources, the programme has helped these individuals navigate the challenging recruitment process and prepare themselves for a rewarding career in the police force.

Listen to Kenway talk about the programme here.
Physical Appraisal Testing (PAT) Rehearsals & Fitness Preparation
Police PAT Rehearsals

Join Terry and his team for PAT rehearsals—an essential opportunity for aspiring police officers to test their physical readiness and prepare for the actual assessment. During the PAT (Physical Appraisal Test), candidates are evaluated on four key elements: running, push-ups, vertical jump, and grip strength.

Images: Candidates being evaluated on running, push-ups, vertical jump, and grip strength.
Sunday Morning Fitness Classes
Join Chris and Vuna for Sunday morning fitness classes at the Boxing Alley, Auckland CBD. These sessions are open to all aspiring recruits. The focus is on individual improvement at a pace that suits the patroller. The gym provides a safe, supportive all weather space to prepare for the PAT, along with the rehearsals. It has become a great platform for the real assessments, testified by those currently at police college. Chris also throws in some basic boxing skills to prepare the patrollers for front line defensive tactics training. 
Community Patrols & Police Operations
CPNZ Community Patrolling

Throughout these newsletters, we will share with you some of the great work that is carried out by the P2P patrollers. You will catch a glimpse of their contribution to safer communities by carrying out patrol activities, including participation in events like the Pride Parade.

The P2P patrollers are contributing many hours of dedicated intelligence based patrols on mobile and foot patrols across the country, operating with the local community patrol.

Police Operations

Because of the partnership with Police the P2P patrollers also operate with police on front-line operations. Always paired with police officers who understand the importance of safety and supporting these aspiring applicants. 

Operation Haumaru in the Waitemata policing district is a great example where police, community patrollers and P2P community patrollers are teaming up to deal with violence around the Henderson and New Lynn train stations. The police operations commander reports, "The sea of yellow has been just magic and is absolutely working to make people feel safe!"

P2P a Journey in itself - Join us!
This newsletter commences a nationwide programme to support police applicants for fitness testing, psychometric capability, interviews and much more. In the upcoming editions we will look at other very committed people involved in the programme, interviews from those that have successfully come through the process as well as information on the rollout across the country. The programme links applicants with community patrols, police recruiting, and operational police from the MPES, prevention and frontline teams. 

Together, let us celebrate the achievements of our participants and the positive change they are bringing to our communities. We look forward to sharing more success stories with you in the coming editions.This newsletter serves as a platform to celebrate the successes of our participants, share their inspiring stories, and highlight the positive impact they are making in their communities. From the moment they join the programme to their experiences at police college and beyond, we will be there to support and champion their journeys.

The CPNZ Pathway To Police programme is a journey in itself. Based on a number of previous iterations across the country, it is ready to reach out across the country. I welcome you all aboard! To get in touch, or learn more checkout our web page cpnz.org.nz/p2p or message us at p2p@cpnz.org.nz. 

Kind regards,

Chris Lawton
Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ)
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