Gwent Police needs more officers from BAME communities, local Senedd member, Laura Anne Jones, said today.
The Shadow Minister for Equalities, Children and Young People, expressed concern that only 2.2 per cent of Gwent Police officers come from BAME communities that make up 3.9 per cent of the population.
Laura Anne Jones said, “It is essential that Gwent Police improves the equality and diversity of its force so that it is more representative of the communities they serve.
“I am confident Gwent Police recognises the need to address under-representation in the recruitment, retention and progression of BAME officers.
“This is vital if we are to build trust among those communities where confidence in the police is lower.”