Police chief wants Jewish bobbies

Peter Fahy gets a museum tour from trustees’ chair Melvyn Flacks

Peter Fahy gets a museum tour from trustees’ chair Melvyn Flacks

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Peter Fahy wants to recruit more Jewish police officers.

He raised the issue when supporting Manchester Jewish Museum’s plans for a Centre of Tolerance, dedicated to tackling racism. Meeting museum leaders at its Cheetham Hill premises on Monday, he described its community cohesion work as “hugely encouraging”.

Chief Constable Fahy acknowledged that a career in policing was not viewed on a par with law, accountancy or medicine by the Jewish community. Although recruitment efforts had been unsuccessful, “we will be campaigning to get more Jewish special constables.”

    Last updated: 3:54pm, July 22 2009