Today marks 75 years since women first joined the New Zealand Police Force.
On June 3, 1941, 10 prospective police women began their training at the New Zealand Police Academy.
They were recruited through advertisements "for single and widowed ladies", were banned from driving police cars and had to resign if they wanted to marry.
Women now account for over 30 per cent of police staff.
A show of original uniforms in the Auckland Town Hall gives the public the opportunity to view the memorable 1960's mini-skirt and regulation handbags.