The Metropolitan Police Service will launch its new-look recruitment bus in London tomorrow as part of its diversity campaign.
The launch of the revamped fluorescent yellow bus, in the ethnically diverse area of Brick Lane in the east of the capital, will be attended by Sir Ian Blair, commissioner of the Met, Martin Tiplady, the Met’s director of HR, and Lee Jasper, director of equalities and policing for the Greater London Authority.
The bus was first introduced in December 2005 and has already visited more than 60 different recruitment events across the capital.
Tiplady said the bus recommended the force’s commitment to engaging with hard to reach communities.
“Instead of waiting for people to come to us, we have literally gone to them. Being flexible in this way has helped to recruit more people from under represented groups, which will eventually result in a workforce that is representative of the people of London,” he said.
The force is aiming to recruit an additional 2,500 police community support officers over the next year.