20,000 extra Police officers – a chance to change the profile of UK policing?

Recruiting an additional 20,000 police officers was tipped as an early commitment from the new PM on his campaign trail. It’ll be interesting to see whether this provides an opportunity to ‘move the dial’ on diversity and bring in more police officers from non-white backgrounds. Look back to 2015 and the then PM (David Cameron) pledged that 20% of new police officer recruits would be BAME. Now fast forward to 2018 and we can see the results – 7% of all officers are now BAME (the highest…

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