Police in drive to recruit more recruits from ethnic minorities
Charity the Gurkha Peace Foundation will host a recruitment evening for Kent Police tonight (Thursday).
Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes will be in attendance along with special constables as the police force looks to recruit officers and civilian staff.
The idea of the evening is to encourage people from all backgrounds, including retired Gurkha soldiers and young Nepalese adults, to join the police and become more integrated in their communities.
Next year there will be celebrations in both the UK and Nepal to mark 200 years of association between the Gurkhas and the police.
The event will be held at St Francis Church, Cryol Road, Ashford, TN23 5AS, at 7pm today (Thursday) .
A police spokesman said: “Kent is home to approximately 1.8m people, of which almost 12% are from minority ethnic communities speaking more than 80 different languages. Forging relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within Kent’s different communities are fundamental for credible policing.
“We are particularly keen to continue to increase representation of minority ethnic officers.”
For more information visit www.kent.police.uk/jobs
Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes