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Commission comments on Theresa May’s call for more diversity in the police service

Responding to yesterday’s challenge from Theresa May criticising the lack of diversity in Britain’s police forces, a Commission spokesperson said yesterday:

It is extremely disappointing that in Britain today only five per cent of full-time police officers come from an ethnic minority and four forces don’t have even a single black officer.

We welcome today’s challenge from the Secretary of State, which recognises the need for our police service to properly reflect the community it serves. Britain is a diverse society and in order for the public to have full confidence in policing they need to see a service which is inclusive of all parts of the community.

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Notes to Editors

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates as an independent body to protect and promote equality and human rights in Great Britain.  It aims to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect human rights.  The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. It encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and is accredited by the UN as an ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution.   

 

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