New Zealand Police introduce hijab to uniform

New Zealand Police introduce hijab to uniform

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –  New Zealand Police have introduced a hijab into their official uniform to encourage more Muslim women to join.

New recruit Constable Zeena Ali will become the first officer to wear the official hijab.

A spokesperson said they aimed to create an “inclusive” service reflecting the country’s “diverse community”.

Other forces such as the Metropolitan Police in London and Police Scotland offer the option of a uniform hijab.

In the UK, the Metropolitan Police in London approved a uniform hijab in 2006 with Police Scotland following in 2016. In Australia, Maha Sukkar of Victoria Police wore a hijab in 2004.

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