Scotland’s second largest police force has launched the first major campaign to recruit gays and lesbians.
Lothian and Borders Police Force has launched a campaign to increase the numbers of all groups currently under represented within the force and will also include women and ethnic minorities.
The force, which has 2,602 officers including 440 women and 17 from ethnic minorities, states that they police a culturally diverse society and require their force to reflect that diversity.
Peter Thickett, the force’s director of human resources, explained that Lothian and Borders police force prided itself on being one of the most progressive in Scotland for recruiting officers from under represented groups.
By Colin Wright