Police chiefs target Poland in search for new recruits

Police Scotland are looking to recruit Polish officers. Picture: Stuart Cobley
Police Scotland are looking to recruit Polish officers. Picture: Stuart Cobley
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SCOTTISH police chiefs have launched a bid to recruit new officers from Poland in a bid to tackle crime in the country’s biggest migrant community.

Police Scotland is already in discussion with law-enforcement agencies in Warsaw about hiring recruits to help deal with everything from international murder investigations to missing persons inquiries.

There are currently a handful of officers recruited from ­Scotland’s Polish community, but now senior officers are to travel to Poland as part of a special recruiting drive.

Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “We have a number of officers recruited who have Polish ancestry or were born and raised in Poland.

“But we are taking some pro-active work to link in with colleagues in Warsaw – focusing on Poland because of the number of economic migrants – to get some Polish officers over to work with us in 
Scotland.”