A state in Germany called Bavaria has begun a campaign recruitment drive, employing migrants largely from a Muslim background, in order to help solve crimes involving other migrants who have entered the country.
Many of the migrants who arrived in the country under Angela Merkel’s relaxed immigration policy, had no forms of identification, or any way of vetting their background in the home countries they had travelled from, prompting fears that terrorist cells could work their way into the very organization which is supposed to be at the forefront of protecting the public.
The interior minister for Bavarian stated: “Our experience has shown that employees with foreign roots are more successful at finding a better approach to migrants” as they speak the same language, know how they think and can develop a “direct line” to them.
Announcing that it “would be no bad thing” to have “more foreign colleagues, ”Augsburger-Allgemeine reported that the move had been considered for some time.
“I’m optimistic that in this way we can improve our ability to solve crimes and reduce conflict,” the Interior Minister said.
They are expected to hire around 1000 officers over the next 2 to 3 years.