Zeena Ali – New Zealand’s first police officer to serve while wearing hijab

Constable Zeena Ali has become the first ever policewoman in New Zealand to wear hijab as part of her uniform.

As per details, after New Zealand introduced significant police reforms regarding uniform wore by its police force, Constable Zeena Ali has become the first New Zealand policewoman to wear hijab while being on duty.

Ali was the first one to seek permission to wear hijab as part of her uniform and played a significant role in designing of the hijab as part of New Zealand police force.

“It feels great to be able to go out and show the New Zealand Police uniform hijab because I was able to take part in the design process,” she said.

Zeena Ali – 30, was inspired to join the police force following deadly Christchurch Mosque Shootings.

Having a police-branded hijab means women, who may not have previously considered policing can do so now, she added.

She also expressed gratitude towards the officials for playing a progressive role and going out of their way to to make sure that the hijab meets health and safety requirements as well as Islamic principles and virtues.