“Constable Zeena Ali is New Zealand Police’s first member to wear a specially designed hijab as part of her uniform,” reads the description.
The 30-year-old was inspired to join the policeterror attack last year in which 51 people were killed at two mosques in New Zealand.
This week she will not only graduate as a police officer, but will become the first woman constable in New Zealand to don a police-issued hijab as part of her uniform.
Zeena Ali believes that the move will encourage other women to apply to the force as well.
“Having a police-branded hijab means women, who may not have previously considered policing can do so now. It’s great how the Police incorporated my religion and culture.“