Diversity in the Met Police

Date published: 
18 December 2014

More can be done to improve the Met's diversity, a report by the London Assembly's Police and Crime Committee says.

Currently only 11% of the Met's officers are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, compared with 40% of Londoners.

The report makes a number of recommendations, including:

Targeting BME women as a specific group and creating ‘champions’ to increase diversity.

Supporting flexible working to plug the rising numbers of female officers leaving the force.

Consider the legal implications of lessons from New York and Northern Ireland in the next two years, if other efforts to increase diversity prove unsuccessful.

The report is available to download from the bottom of this page.

You can also read the Met's response to the Committee's report, found below.

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