Police Constable recruitment

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5260
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In the police constable recruitment taking place this year did the Metropolitan Police have an aim for the percentage of BME and female officers they would ideally recruit? How many of the new recruits in 2013/14 are BME officers and/or female officers?

Answer

Answer for Police Constable recruitment

Answer for Police Constable recruitment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Both MOPAC and the MPS are committed to improving the diversity of police officers and increasing the number of Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) and female police officers. The MPS's 2013 to 2017 People Strategy has set an ambitious aim for 40% of recruits to be from BME backgrounds and 50% to be female. The total number of recruits for 2013/14 financial year will not be known until April 2014.