Minister says police will recruit foreigners

Minister says police will recruit foreigners

Alternate Minister for Citizens Protection Nikos Toskas said in London that Hellenic Police will recruit foreigners who live in Greece, citing the example of Scotland Yard.

“We are obliged to examine such approaches so as to maintain order in the best possible way,” Toskas stated according to a report in Ta Nea newspaper in Athens on Friday.

“It is funny that a police officer who does not speak the language of a group of immigrants or of a minority should try to approach them. We will have to adapt to reality and avoid having any inhibitions based on what we used to think 50 years ago,” the minister said.

He added that “we have to adjust rapidly. For this purpose we will make all legislative interventions necessary.”

“We already have in the police corps Greeks from Albania. In the same fashion we can recruit people from other social groups too. Some issues require an immediate modernization,” Toskas stated.

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