In Lancashire there are about 1,414,727 people living, from that figure there are about 1,321,420 which are White, around 9,490 Mixed, 75,407 people who are Asian or Asian British, 3,179 which are Black or Black British and 5,231 who are Chinese or other Ethnic groups. The other ethnic groups apart from White came to Britain for a better life and living standard, to find work and live a better life. These figures above show how many of each culture have move to Lancashire and are the correct stats up to now. Police
The police have used many ways to create a diverse workplace, one of their main attempts was to recruit other ethnic groups, which would able them to communicate with all religions in the community, it would also help the police if they were needed to calm people down or understand there language, a person from an Asian culture in the police would be able to control an Asian member of the public easier than a White officer, so now if a problem occurs they will have the right person for the job. So the police believed if they recruited more ethnic minorities they would find there job easier and would be liked more within the community.
The police also have used other methods like letting in ethnic minorities ahead of more majority groups. They also try to encourage ethnic minorities groups to join the police by handing out posters, putting letters through people’s letter boxes explaining on why they should think about joining the police. The police have also made it easier for ethnic minorities by lowering the standard they usually would require and letting them go to the next stage because they need to try and get more ethnic minorities in. Also they fast track a lot of ethnic minorities through stages so they can in the police quicker.
They also go round to the houses of interested ethnic minority people and try to push them to joining the police. The police always are trying to come up with new ideas to attract ethnic minority groups to join the police. In the past the police force weren’t accessible within the community much, they were only accessible to some parts of the community and not all. E. g. the police were only really accessible within the White British community and they weren’t really reaching the newer part of the community like the Asians and Eastern Europeans, they have set aims to recruit a certain amount of different minorities.
Equality The Police have aimed to promote equality in the recent years by recruiting equal amounts of ethnic groups, making the recruitment stage for the police equal to all people, showing the police take into account equality. This has been there main way of being equal workface. Lancashire police force has put in force a race equality scheme that they are doing at the moment. Lancashire police forces scheme is to spread equality throughout Lancashire and make Lancashire a complete equal society.
The scheme covers jobs and training, the police know it has a responsibility to all the community and it will carry on this scheme until they are satisfied that they are acceptable equality. They also have other schemes to teach the community about different cultures and they also have schemes to help there own officers understand other cultures They have monthly leaflets they hand out to officers and the local community to tell them about what cultural celebrations are going on.
The police forces scheme is to make there communities equal and to that need to make people understand each others cultures. The police force also has meetings each month with heads of each community to try and see what they can all to see and improve equality and friendship between each community and help society live without equality and tension that is within all the community. This is done with the fire service as well, in some community talks they attend to.
Analysis The Lancashire police force have tried to develop a diverse police force in many ways and have worked hard in trying to develop a diverse work force which they wanted 7% of the police force to be ethnic minority. But I think overall they have been successful in their mission, they have managed to bridge racial gaps and have created a diverse workforce for all the community.