Warwickshire Police has launched a recruitment drive aimed at increasing its representation of ethnic minorities and women in the force.
The six-week recruitment campaign, which began in June, aims to attract a further 105 officers this year.
In particular, women and ethnic minorities are being targeted. As part of the campaign, Warwickshire Police established community focus groups consisting of students and older people from ethnic minorities. It has given the force a better feel for community concerns, explained Middleton.
Warwickshire Police then appointed a minority ethnic community liaison officer to explain the diversity of roles available to the community.
Speaking to Personnel Today, Julie Middleton, the force’s recruitment manager said, “So far we have received 30 applications from ethnic minorities and 84 applications from women. The aim of this recruitment drive is to get Warwickshire Police to be a preferred employer for these groups.”