September 11, 2023
Pieri Munro back for Police iwi role
Former police superintendent Pieri Munro is rejoining Police on a provisional basis as deputy chief executive iwi and community.
Since retiring in 2010 Mr Munro from Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa and Kāti Irakehu i Kai Tahu has held a number of roles including most recently Māori Partnerships group manager at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
Commissioner Andrew Coster says he was involved in the Māori, Pacific, ethnic kaupapa in Police at its inception.
Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha will retire from Police in January, after staying on to provide continuity to the iwi and community portfolio, and ensure his successor receives a thorough handover and induction.
In the role Mr Munro will focus on:
– Ensuring Māori, Pacific and ethnic strategies are owned and implemented right across the organisation;
– Enabling local leaders to develop meaningful iwi and community relationships
– Ensuring Police bring through the next generation of leaders from our Māori,Pacific and ethnic communities.