BAME police recruits who fail MPS vetting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4159
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) recruits who apply to the Metropolitan Police are rejected as a result of the vetting process? Please present this answer in a table for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 including a comparison with a) non-BAME police officer recruits and b) police officer recruits as a whole?

Answer

Answer for BAME police recruits who fail MPS vetting

Answer for BAME police recruits who fail MPS vetting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Table 1 presents the representation of BAME groups amongst individuals refused vetting clearance during the police recruitment process.

Table 1 vetting refusals during police recruitment (2011-2015)

Ethnicity

Calendar year of vetting refusal

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Grand total

BME

5

14

17

113

77

226

Non-BME

6

19

70

165

64

324

BME

45%

42%

19%

38%

50%

39%

Non-BME

55%

58%

77%

56%

42%

55%

Total

11

33

91

297

153

585