Vaz, who is chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, said that the general public was losing trust in the country’s police force, and said it was time for “dramatic” solutions
One of Vaz’s suggestions was to deliberately appoint a non-White person to be a police chief instead of White person.
“We are very much in a crisis mode when it comes to diversity in policing and we need to do something dramatic. The only way to do it is to progressively recruit people into jobs.” MP Vaz said
“At the very least I think it would be a good idea that the next time we have a vacancy for commissioner we should make it a rule that there is a black or minority ethnic candidate shortlisted for the job.”