Met in big push to recruit more ethnic officers

The Metropolitan Police has launched its biggest ever ethnic recruitment
drive, designed to attract black and Asian recruits from around the country.

The recruitment fair, organised by the Positive Action Team (PAT), will tour
the country visiting areas with large ethnic populations, including Leicester,
Luton, Bedford and Birmingham.

A series of stands will advertise a range of careers within the Met. In a
new move, candidates will be able to apply for jobs on the spot – completing an
interview, written test and Police Initial Recruitment Test at the roadshow.

Chief inspector Rowland Moore, head of the PAT, said the system means
candidates would then only have to pass a fitness test and gain security

At present, 1,321 (4.9 per cent) of the Met’s officers are from visibly
ethnic minority groups, but the Home Office has set a target of 25 per cent by

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