Plans Emerge To Police Criminal Migrants By Fast-Tracking Migrants Into Police Force

Cities and municipalities across Germany are floating the idea of fast tracking migrants to become police officers to help “integrate” them. Gerd Landsberg, managing director of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB), is the man behind the idea of having more migrants fast-tracked into policing roles. According to Mr. Landsberg, “in the medium term we need to try to increase the proportion of people with an immigrant background in public administration,” which would include the police force, reports Die Welt. Mr. Landsberg claimed that it was necessary to look at the backgrounds and employment history of migrants in order to find them jobs, which would save money on costly training programmes. He argued: “A policeman with a migrant background would be better able to solve conflicts between refugees, to really resolve these conflicts.” Not everyone has reacted positively to Mr. Landsberg’s suggestion, with some concerned the proposal could do more harm than good. Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Kai Wegner said that he agreed with Mr. Landsberg on some points saying that “of course the police should be a reflection of society,” but went on to caution that there could be unintended consequences of rushing migrants into the police force. Mr.