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Police: Ethnic Minority Recruits

Volume 705: debated on Wednesday 19 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many black minority ethnic police officers have been recruited by each police force in each of the past five calendar years. [HL6185]

I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given in the table attached.

Police Officer Minority Ethnic Recruits1 to Police Forces from 2003-04 to 2007-082 (FTE)3

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Avon and Somerset

4

2

4

1

1

Bedfordshire

5

12

9

0

10

Cambridgeshire

6

6

1

0

0

Cheshire

6

0

3

2

0

Cleveland

2

2

6

0

0

Cumbria

4

1

0

1

1

Derbyshire

1

1

3

6

6

Devon and Cornwall

2

1

1

0

2

Dorset

1

0

0

1

0

Durham

4

1

1

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

0

0

1

2

0

Essex

3

7

7

9

10

Gloucestershire

3

2

1

1

0

Greater Manchester

41

32

11

13

22

Gwent

2

0

2

4

0

Hampshire

7

5

13

9

4

Hertfordshire

14

5

8

6

11

Humberside

4

0

0

1

0

Kent

4

8

6

8

23

Lancashire

15

6

5

11

10

Leicestershire

18

6

9

17

13

Lincolnshire

1

2

2

0

0

London, City of

7

8

3

1

0

Merseyside

7

10

7

19

5

Metropolitan Police

500

252

166

215

193

Norfolk

0

0

0

1

1

Northamptonshire

7

6

1

3

5

Northumbria

1

2

5

2

1

North Wales

0

1

0

1

2

North Yorkshire

2

0

0

1

0

Nottinghamshire

7

5

2

1

3

South Wales

3

3

5

7

2

South Yorkshire

9

5

5

7

4

Staffordshire

2

3

3

1

4

Suffolk

3

0

3

2

1

Surrey

3

1

7

19

12

Sussex

4

6

7

2

2

Thames Valley

20

14

15

12

17

Warwickshire

1

5

10

3

0

West Mercia

2

2

1

2

1

West Midlands

49

43

54

35

45

West Yorkshire

16

35

8

15

18

Wiltshire

5

2

1

0

1

Total

795

502

396

441

430

1. Recruits included those officers joining as police standard direct recruits and those who were previously special constables. This excludes police officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.

2. Financial year runs 1 April to 31 March inclusive.

3. Full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.