The New Zealand Police have introduced a hijab into their official uniform.
The move is hoped to encourage more Muslim women to join.
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.
New Zealand Police said work to develop the hijab for its uniform began in late 2018 in response to a request from police staff who visited secondary schools.