The East Belfast Assembly Member said: “Its time this discriminatory quota was scrapped. We might have Catholics from Poland counted in the non-catholic quota as ethnic minorities. This shows how ridiculous the quota system is.
“We need people from all backgrounds to ensure that police properly represents the diversity of our society. I strongly welcome all these new applicants to the Police.
“I am glad that people from every background are interested in pursuing a career with the Police. The recruitment system must be changed to ensure that discrimination can be totally eradicated.”