Police diversity scheme is a success

first_imgMorewomen and Catholics are working for the police force in Northern Irelandthan ever before, thanks to a controversial diversity programme aimed atcreating a service free from partisan control.MauraMuldoon, divisional manager for the Northern Ireland Police Service, told apublic sector conference in Londonlast week that a 50:50 recruitment policy had been introduced, with oneCatholic officer appointed for every non-Catholicrecruited. It wants 50 per cent of the service to be made up of Catholics inthe next few years. Upto four years ago, it was dominated by Protestants and other faiths, with lessthan 10 per cent of the workforce being Catholic. But a recent recruitmentcampaign led to 6,500 applications when only 450 are needed in Northern Irelandeach year.Anotherknock-on effect of the 50:50 rulehas been a dramatic increase in the number of women applying for jobs in theservice. More than 40 per cent of all new recruits are now female.Muldoonadmitted the rule had been widely contested to the point where the policy waschallenged in the House of Lords, but it was later upheld. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Police diversity scheme is a successOn 21 Sep 2004 in Police, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Klobuchar says endorsers to play key role if she’s in DC impeachment hearings

first_imgDES MOINES — A prominent Des Moines attorney who was the Democratic Party’s first female candidate for governor has endorsed Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bid for the White House.Roxanne Conlin was also the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and one of the first two women in the country to be appointed as a U.S. Attorney. Klobuchar tonight said Roxanne Conlin’s vocal support will be crucial on the Iowa campaign trail if the House passes articles of impeachment and the Senate has to conduct a trial.“We may be in an impeachment hearing in January, so Roxanne is going to have to be doing a lot of speaking if I am back there in Washington,” Klobuchar told Radio Iowa, “as will my husband and so many other people.”Klobuchar said the Iowans who’ve endorsed her, including 13 current of former members of the state legislature, will be able to continue talking with their friends and neighbors if she is involved in impeachment proceedings in Washington. Klobuchar is one of six U.S. Senators competing for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.“My plan is to be in Iowa and some of the other early states as much as I can be every waking hour,” Klobuchar told Radio Iowa during an interview tonight on her campaign bus. “I am someone that has always needed little sleep, so maybe I’ll just show up at midnight and I am someone that can juggle things and that’s what we’re going to have to do here.”Conlin announced her endorsement to a crowd in a Des Moines bar Thursday evening, then joined Klobuchar on her campaign bus. Conlin said she will dedicate as much time as she can to making the case that Klobuchar is best suited to beat Trump next November.“She can stand up to whatever the current occupant of the White House sends her way and he will be sorry when he is on the other end of her wit. He is witless,” Conlin said.Klobuchar laughed and said: “That’s what I like about Roxanne. She’s really subtle, but here’s the deal: you don’t need a lot of subtlety in politics these days; I think you just have to be really honest with people.”Klobuchar will be the 11th of 14 candidates to speak Friday evening at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraiser in Des Moines.last_img read more

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