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Question ref. S5W-30662
Asked by: Linda Fabiani, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 13 July 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of (a) Police Scotland officers and (b) Scottish Police Authority staff are from ethnic minority groups, broken down by rank and grade respectively.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2020


Answer

The Scottish Government does not collect data on the ethnicity of Police Officers, Police Staff or Scottish Police Authority (SPA) staff. This is a matter for Police Scotland and the SPA.

Both Police Scotland and the SPA publish equality and diversity mainstreaming reports and these can be found at the links below:

https://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/138327/243045/mainstreaming-report-2017-2019?view=Standard

http://www.spa.police.uk/assets/128635/397026/551770

The Scottish Government supports Police Scotland and the SPA in their recognition that they need to have workforces that are valued, respected and more reflective of the communities they serve.