If the police are to be effective in tackling crime, protecting the public, and bringing offenders to justice, they must understand, reflect and warrant the trust of the diverse communities they serve. Thus, more than ever, police diversity and equality is a question of operational effectiveness. However, on March 2017, BME officers represented just 6.3% of all officers, whilst 14% of the population in England and Wales are BME. Women are also significantly underrepresented in the police force, accounting for just 24% of officers in London (Police Numbers in England and Wales, 2017). Concerns moreover persist regarding police attitudes towards LGBT+ people, with the Stephen Port murders, and subsequent IPCC investigation highlighting a potential “organisational blindspot to LGBT+ culture” (National LGBT+ Police Network Annual Report, 2017) within the Metropolitan Police. Continue reading Reflecting and Representing the Community You Serve: Increasing Diversity and Equality in Policing
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