Police forces around the country are facing a lack of top officers from ethnic minorities over the coming years, campaigners have warned.

A senior Asian officer in the Metropolitan Police slammed the force for being ‘stubbornly white’ and urged it to step up its attempts to promote more ethnic minority officers.

The National Black Police Association is now leading calls for the police to hire senior officers from other walks of life in order to boost the number of non-white figures at the top of the force.

Of the 43 individual forces in England and Wales, not one currently has an ethnic minority chief constable, while just five have a woman as their head.

And the current intake of the training course used to prepare officers for promotion to top jobs implies that change might not be on its way any time soon.

Students doing the Strategic Command Course this year are overwhelmingly white, according to The Times.

The issue of increasing police diversity was highlighted last week by Dal Babu, the Harrow Borough Commander for the Met who successfully sued the force in 2003 for discriminating against him because he was a Muslim.

Speaking at a conference run by the Home Affairs Select Committee, he said that the police nationwide was still ‘stubbornly white’ even after a long-running recruitment campaign.

One proposed solution could be so-called ‘direct entry’, which would allow senior officers to be recruited from outside the police in the UK and abroad.

Currently, all officers must enter the force at the rank of constable, making it almost impossible to hire anyone other than career policemen for senior posts.

The National Black Police Association supports the scheme being used to hire brilliant ethnic minority candidates from all walks of life.

‘We support the idea as long as it is targeted towards improving diversity at the top of policing,’ the association’s president Charles Crichlow told The Times.

He added: ‘The current leadership of the service does not see this as a priority. They put it in the “too hard to do” box.

‘We support the direct entry proposal, but it is not a silver bullet. It has to be targeted at trying to improve diversity at the top of policing.’

However, direct entry is likely to be fiercely opposed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), which has so far resisted suggestions that police forces’ hiring policies should be liberalised.

A spokesman for Acpo pointed out that any efforts to increase police diversity were being hampered by the ongoing hiring freeze in the civil service, making it impossible to launch a large-scale recruitment drive.

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘This government wants to attract the best and brightest candidates into policing, people who have the right skills and expertise to forge a force fit for the 21st century.

‘By opening up the police to a wider pool of talent, forces will be able to bring in people with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives.’

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  • jaundiced1

    “Speaking at a conference run by the Home Affairs Select Committee, he said that the police nationwide was still ‘stubbornly white’ even after a long-running recruitment campaign.”

    I consider this an arrogant and racist comment. When indigenous Britons are a minority in the UK in the not too distant future there will be no White Police Association to argue the case for their inclusion.

    • libertarian 1234

      Too, I’m just wondering if these multicult types understand that expressing a desire for more non-whites shatters their claims that society should be concerned only with content and not color or race?

      The left comprises people who are the silliest animals on the planet. They should be institutionalized for their own good and to prevent them from eventually causing untold turmoil and chaos……which they have done in many ways already, one of the worst being the sub-prime fiasco that nearly wrecked the entire world economy….and will probably still do so if conditions continue to worsen with the community organizer’s spending policies.

    • StillModerated

      It kind of makes you miss an Irish police force doesn’t it?

  • David Ashton

    Diverse backgrounds? No, a knowledge of criminal behavior.
    New perspectives? No, a commitment to uphold and enforce the law without fear or favor.
    The real problem is the drive to make the police “politically correct”, and to concentrate on soft targets and thought crimes.

    • The__Bobster
      • bluffcreek1967

        Geez, I guess even in the far future, as this movie depicts, blacks are STILL unable to comply with the rules, stop their ghetto attitude, and stop wearing the silliest of clothes and hairstyles!? I guess you can take the black African out of Africa- and even place him in a civilized society far into the future – and he will STILL act like a black African!

      • David Ashton

        The Chief Constable of Norfolk, England, was best known for his efforts to broaden police recruitment to transgenders. Nothing said about the uniforms, and no take-up. He was later put in charge of nationwide counter-terrorism.

  • libertarian 1234

    “Next Generation of Police Chiefs to Be ‘Stubbornly White’ as Training Course Sees Lack of Ethnic Minority Recruits,”
    Just dumb down the tests to the eighth grade level and dismiss any felony convictions as trivial, and the ranks will be bursting at the seams with non-whites.
    The elites in Britain have got to be even dumber and more naive than the ones we have here….and that’s really saying a lot.

  • StillModerated

    I vaguely remember reading a report of the Dunblane PD about the same time as a whack-job shot up a primary school there. They boasted the most diverse department in the UK, including a Pakistani and a lesbian. Sadly they were clueless when it came to solving a murder.

  • veritas_lux_mea

    We are not dying off fast enough, and this irks some people. Too many white people are still “stubbornly alive” for sick people like this. The sheer audacity to make such a comment, in a European country, by whom he has been afforded the immense privilege of citizenship, is almost unbelievable. To make such a comment about the natives of any non-white country would rightfully be considered hate.

    • bluffcreek1967

      These people have no decency or shame!

  • The__Bobster

    A senior Asian officer in the Metropolitan Police slammed the force for
    being ‘stubbornly white’ and urged it to step up its attempts to promote
    more ethnic minority officers.
    __________

    I would urge the UK to step up deportations of ethnic minorities. Problem solved.

    • liberalsuck

      “A senior Asian officer in the Metropolitan Police slammed the force for
      being ‘stubbornly white’ and urged it to step up its attempts to promote
      more ethnic minority officers.”

      How are Asians our friends again?

      • MarcusTrajanus

        In Britain “Asian” means Pakistanis, Indians (dots, not feathers) and their ilk, not Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, etc.

  • So CAL Snowman

    We may not know what “fingerprints” are or what the word “ballistics” means but hey we have an Asian constable and an African lesbian communist police chief.

  • dhs

    It’s sad to see the UK as liberal and degenerate as the US. I never had any love for England, but I gave England the respect it deserved, and pre-Elizibethan II England deserved my respect.

  • IstvanIN

    The police in Britain should be, da-dum: British. You know, English, Welsh and Scottish. Remember those archaic ethnicities?

  • Libearlsuck

    How dare England’s police force be predominately white! Next crazy thing you’ll tell me is that China’s police force is comprised of Chinese men or that the police officers in Africa are black men or that a women’s rights groups in the West is comprised of angry white feminists who hate white men who gave them voting rights, women’s sports, contraceptives, abortion on demand and paid maternity leave at their jobs. What is this world coming to! (sarcasm)

  • TheAntidote

    “Dal Babu” (Now ain’t that a fine Anglo-Saxon name?) is now demanding direct entry, whereby police chiefs can be selected from anywhere in the world, in order to provide diversity and fresh viewpoints (!!!!). England is now irredeemable; the pathology and masochism is now second nature.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Sorry for being white. Sorry for being male. Thank you sir, may I have another?

    This is what America has come to in 2013. I don’t want to live in this world. The faster we develop time travel, the better. 1800’s here I come! No fat, buzz cut feminists, no black thugs terrorizing every city, no white guilt, no political correctness. Straight talk, brashness, honesty, loyalty, and prosperity instead.

    • Tim

      Don`t forget to pack penicillin…

  • R.O.D.

    There you have it (again), clear as can be: anti-whites are anti-white. Their program is: get rid of whites. That’s genocide.

  • PAUL WESTON

    Black Police Association, Muslim Police Association etc etc. Many senior officers from ethnic minorities have been sacked for corruption yet still we want more. The number one requirement for police officers these days is there “Respect for Diversity”. Britain is now a madhouse with rampant crime rates and an utterly useless police “service”. I have written about this in detail and the article can be found here:

    http://paulweston101.blogspot.com/2009/10/multiculturalism-has-destroyed-british.html

    • David Ashton

      Much good information on your website. We are told crime is falling, but a lot of it is not reported because it is a waste of effort to do so.

  • LHathaway

    The holder’s of these jobs will never be white enough. . . And income levels of people of color will never be high enough.The Average age of a police office (a very youthful occupation) must be around 38. The average age of persons of color is closer to 18.

  • archer

    Can anyone imagine going to a Muslim country and demanding that they hire white people for their police forces from outside the country even if it means “direct entry”?

  • Vanessa

    ‘Stubbornly white.’ I’m betting that phrase will enter America’s lexicon soon. I can just see it, white politicians and business leaders on tv interviews and congressional hearings being asked “sir, why are you so stubbornly white? Do you understand your whiteness is an affront to this establishment? You are a person who obviously has refused tanning beds and skin darkening medical procedures, for reasons I can only assume are “racist.” I hold you in contempt for stubbornly insisting on being white. You are dismissed”

  • MarcusTrajanus

    “Police forces around the country are facing a lack of top officers
    from ethnic minorities over the coming years, campaigners have warned.”

    And why exactly is this a problem?

    How would British police and the British public benefit from a police force that is more like those of Pakistan and Jamaica in composition?

    “The National Black Police Association is now leading calls for the
    police to hire senior officers from other walks of life in order to
    boost the number of non-white figures at the top of the force.”

    “[O]ther walks of life”? What “walks of life” would that be? Coming from the “National Black Police Association” I’m picturing something right out of A Clockwork Orange.

  • maxonepercent

    “One proposed solution could be so-called ‘direct entry’, which would allow senior officers to be recruited from outside the police in the UK and abroad.” So let’s hire unqualified people with no experience and put them in charge of public safety. I am certain that there is no way that could have unwanted side effects.

  • David Ashton

    “…an appalling insult to our own officers of all ranks. The clear inference is that the UK lacks the necessary talent to implement the force of law. Nothing could be further from the truth…. This administration, and the previous Government, have consistently pandered to political correctness by weakening criminal legislation to such a level that our police are often powerless to carry out their job for fear of contravening one or other of the laws governing either sexual or racial harassment.” – I. W. Jones, Past President, National Association of Retired Police Officers, The Times (London), January 23.

  • aricfaw

    The Marxist powers that be strive to have our police, military, medical and civic staff of non European decent. Then I fear it’s off to the Gulags for the most troublesome(patriotic) whites, and a thoroughly miserable second class life for the rest. Probably to end up victim of anti white racism or at the hands of an ethnic NHS death panel. Goodby white man.