Kiwi police graduate makes surprise proposal to boyfriend

goss 29/06/2018

This is the heartwarming moment a new police officer asks his boyfriend to marry him - at his graduation ceremony.

The beautiful proposal was captured on camera and shared to Twitter by the New Zealand Police account.

It starts with a bearded officer, resplendent in his uniform, asking his partner to come out of the audience.

He then takes a knee and asks for his hand in marriage. After his partner accepts, the happy couple embrace while classmates break out cheering behind them.

"An extra special graduation at police college today," the police tweet reads.


Police Commissioner Mike Bush has previously said that as an organisation, they look to encourage staff to "use who they are", not "lose who they are" when becoming a police officer.

"Therefore it's important to encourage staff to show pride in the communities they represent," he said.

"We are a diverse organisation, and I am proud of the work we've done over recent years to build relationships with the LGBTIQ+ community.

"I also encourage members of the LGBTIQ+ community to join us as future police recruits as part of our current recruitment drive."