There are many significant reasons for which creating a diverse workforce is being encouraged within police services. For example, policing is a public service and bringing a more diverse workforce to action can help police officers in reaching out to everyone in society because representatives of different cultures or races will be gathered under one roof. It is a natural tendency demonstrated by common people to hesitate from talking or collaborating with police officers. Recruiting a diverse workforce is bound to facilitate operations of the police force by staggering proportions because it will help them paint a more vivid and realistic picture of the concerns of the entire society.
Public resentment occurs due to failure of police officers to respect “the importance of cultural issues, diversity, and victimization” (Winstone & Pakes 2013, p. 57). A diverse workforce design will help to remove this stigma from the face of policing that it is a racist institution. Much chaos has happened in the past to add to notoriety of police services in the UK. The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry is one example which created much pandemonium in the UK leading to myriad race-themed riots. Lawrence, a black teenager, met his tragic demise on 22 April 1993 at hands of a race hate crime. He attracted an avalanche of verbal profanities from a group of white teenagers while waiting for the bus. Eventually, he was stabbed to death. This unfortunate event illustrated the presence of widespread racial hatred in society pushing it “to the top of the political and social agenda” (Hall et al. 2013, p. 2). Following Lawrence’s death, the police institution in order to sustain white supremacy in society deliberately committed a surprising number of blunders earning the reputation for being inherently incompetent and racist. The death of Lawrence instantly became a media bonanza because justice was not