France debates burqini, Scotland police approves hijab

Police chiefs, in order to boost the number of Muslim women in the police force, want to make the force 'representative of the communities we serve'

France debates burqini, Scotland police approves hijab

World Bulletin / News Desk

As French police crack down on the now-banned swimming costume fining women thousands of dollars, , authorities in Scotland have approved the hijab to be part of the official police uniformScotland police announced Tuesday via its official Twitter account the hijab was officially an "optional part" of police uniform. 

Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “I am delighted to make this announcement and welcome the support from both the Muslim community, and the wider community, as well as police officers and staff.

“Like many other employers, especially in the public sector, we are working towards ensuring our service is representative of the communities we serve.

“I hope that this addition to our uniform options will contribute to making our staff mix more diverse and adds to the life skills, experiences and personal qualities that our officers and staff bring to policing the communities of Scotland.”

The force aims to recruit an extra 650 officers from minority backgrounds but “considering current application trends, this would appear to be unachievable,” it said.

 

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