The Apple Of God's Eye

May 3, 2009

Jedi Officers: May the Police "Force" Be With You!

Filed under: Religion — melchia @ 6:07 am
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A police force appears to have some Star Wars fans in its midst, after eight of its officers recorded their religion as “Jedi”, it was revealed today.Strathclyde Police said the officers and two civilian staff had listed themselves as “Jedi” in voluntary diversity forms.Jane’s Police Review asked 55 forces across the UK how many employees had officially declared their religion as Jedi.It said Strathclyde Police was the only force to confirm that some of its staff had entered “Jedi”.In the 2001 Census for England and Wales around 390,000 people stated religion as “Jedi”. The Office for National Statistics did not recognise it as a separate category, and incorporated them with the atheists.In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. Strathclyde is the largest police force in Scotland.It employees around 8,200 police officers and 2,800 police staff.
A police force appears to have some Star Wars fans in its midst, after eight of its officers recorded their religion as “Jedi”, it was revealed today.
Strathclyde Police said the officers and two civilian staff had listed themselves as “Jedi” in voluntary diversity forms.Jane’s Police Review asked 55 forces across the UK how many employees had officially declared their religion as Jedi.
It said Strathclyde Police was the only force to confirm that some of its staff had entered “Jedi”.In the 2001 Census for England and Wales around 390,000 people stated religion as “Jedi”. The Office for National Statistics did not recognise it as a separate category, and incorporated them with the atheists.
In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. Strathclyde is the largest police force in Scotland.
It employees around 8,200 police officers and 2,800 police staff.A police force appears to have some Star Wars fans in its midst, after eight of its officers recorded their religion as “Jedi”, it was revealed today.Strathclyde Police said the officers and two civilian staff had listed themselves as “Jedi” in voluntary diversity forms.Jane’s Police Review asked 55 forces across the UK how many employees had officially declared their religion as Jedi.It said Strathclyde Police was the only force to confirm that some of its staff had entered “Jedi”.In the 2001 Census for England and Wales around 390,000 people stated religion as “Jedi”. The Office for National Statistics did not recognise it as a separate category, and incorporated them with the atheists.In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. Strathclyde is the largest police force in Scotland.It employees around 8,200 police officers and 2,800 police staff.
“A police force is said to have some Star Wars fans in its midst, after eight of its officers recorded their religion as “Jedi.” Strathclyde Police said the officers and two civilian staff had listed themselves as “Jedi” in voluntary diversity forms. Jane’s Police Review asked 55 forces across the UK how many employees had officially declared their religion as Jedi. In the 2001 Census for England and Wales around 390,000 people stated religion as “Jedi.” In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. Strathclyde is the largest police force in Scotland. It employees around 8,200 police officers and 2,800 police staff.”
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