Inspector Peter Stokes is the National Pacific Strategic Advisor for NZ Police. He is originally from Fiji and moved to New Zealand as a young adult. He has been in his current role for the past four years and before that has had an extensive career in both the uniform and criminal investigation branches. Mr Stokes has been involved in completing a National Pacific Action Plan for the New Zealand Police which is currently under review and will be launched within the next three months. He has also been actively involved in programmes within the Police force, such as “ethnic awareness” programmes, to help overcome cultural biases within the NZ Police. He is a strong advocate for promotion of Pasifika, Maori and other non-European Police recruits, bringing diversity into the NZ Police.