Protestant women under-represented in PSNI - Ian McCrea

DUP MLA Ian McCrea
DUP MLA Ian McCrea

PROTESTANT women are under-represented in the PSNI, Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea has said.

The DUP assembly member said he was disappointed the issue had not been highlighted in the current recruitment drive by the PSNI.

Mr McCrea - who welcomed the initiative to hire 100 police constables - said competition would be ‘fierce’.

“I can’t help but note that protestant women are not featured as one of the under-represented groups in the recruitment process and this is something I will fully support party colleagues in raising with the Chief Constable at the Policing Board as a matter of urgency.”