This story was published in the Police News April 2020 edition (by Ellen Brook)
Katie Perkins: a White Fern with a Heart of Gold
Constable Katie Perkins combines being a White Fern with her work as a youth engagement officer in South Auckland, a part of Auckland she has always supported and advocated for.
Growing up on the North Shore in Auckland, Katie Perkins knew how much she loved sport, particularly cricket.Batting, bowling and fielding on a backyard pitch with family and friends were highlights of her childhood.
She recalls, however, being aware that she wasn’t the most naturally gifted of athletes.