U.K Police Work to Change Image of "Male, Pale, and Stale"
January 20, 2017: Police Now, a program which focuses in particular on the recruitment of women and minorities, has sent out 150 officers across England as part of an independent initiative financed by the British Home Office that started in 2015. Looking to diversify a corps often derided as “male, pale and stale,” the program assigns university graduates for two years in the country’s most troubled areas, where they walk the streets and provide a public face for the police. Read the full story: U.K. Police Look to Young Recruits to Help Shed an Image as "Male, Pale, and Stale" (New York Times, nytimes.com)
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