Met Recruitment (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

The Met Police is currently targeting recruitment at women and Black and Minority Ethnic communities to increase diversity in the workforce. How many women and Black and Minority Ethnic officers and staff have been recruited per year for 2020, 2021 and 2022? Is there any evidence that the targeted recruitment drive is working?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is rightly focused on increasing the diversity of its police officers. Progress has been made, but there is still much more to do before London’s police are truly representative of the people they serve. I will hold the new Commissioner to account for increasing the diversity of the MPS.

The tables below show the number of officer and staff recruits over the last three financial years along with the proportion of female and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) recruits.

Officer Recruitment

Financial Year

Total

Female

% of Total

BAME

% of Total

2019/20

4,005

1,275

31.84%

691

17.25%

2020/21

2,438

913

37.46%

460

18.87%

2021/22

3,014

1,169

38.80%

694

23.03%

Staff Recruitment

Financial Year

Total

Female

% of Total

BAME

% of Total

2019/20

1,118

658

58.55%

346

30.81%

2020/21

782

454

58.00%

194

24.86%

2021/22

660

352

53.24%

198

30.05%