Immigrants In Europe 2016: Swedish Police Hire Immigrants Amid Growing Ethnic Diversity In The Country

The police force in Sweden wants hire a greater number of immigrants to adjust to the increasingly diverse population in the country. Law enforcement authorities are optimistic Swedes seeing more immigrants in police uniforms will give the force new “street cred.” The initiative called the World Integrated into Swedish Police Project aims to increase ethnic diversity in every level of law enforcement. “We need a lot more diversity in the police, applying to everything from ethnicity to different experiences and backgrounds,” Carin Götblad, who leads the World Integrated into Swedish Police project, said in a press release. Only 6 percent of Swedish police officers had an immigrant background as of Tuesday, compared to 17 percent of […]