Warwickshire tries to recruit more ethnic minority police officers

Warwickshire Police force is urging people from minority ethnic communities to attend a recruitment event in Coventry.

Officers from Warwickshire, which has just 32 ethnic minority officers in a force of more than 1,000, will be at the Coventry Muslim Resource Centre next week.

The session is open to anyone interested in a career in the police service, but the force is keen to encourage more people from ethnic minorities to apply.

PC Seamus Faulkner, the force’s outreach recruitment officer, said: “We do not currently employ enough ethnic minority individuals and are encouraging more individuals to apply.

“We believe we can offer a better service if our workforce reflects the cultural diversity we police,” he said.

Applicants do not need any formal qualifications, but will have to pass a range of tests and selection procedures.

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