Police recruitment from our black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

Police recruitment from our black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

Sian Andrews May 15, 2020

Pen-y-Cae community council have been asked to post this on behalf of North Wales Police

 

Police recruitment from our black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

 

During these difficult times all aspects of policing continue, including recruitment. A significant number of our communities in the Wrexham Rural policing area are of a BAME background, whether those that live, work and play here, or visit us in better times. I am determined that my team of officers and wider support staff properly reflect the communities we serve. Until this time I cannot lay claim to adequately delivering a policing service that recognises and understands the needs of all, hence I am personally reaching out directly to our BAME community and asking them to consider the police as a career. Policing provides a challenging and rewarding career and not right for everyone. This is the start of what will be a concerted effort locally to overcome any barriers to recruitment experienced by members of the BAME community and find the right people to serve as police officers or police staff. If you would like to get in touch with me I will ensure you receive the help and support you need to decide if the police is the right career for you and progress through the recruitment phases, and I ask those of you who have friends and family who may be interested to share this message and encourage them to get in touch.