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Police force accused of being woke by using gender-neutral warrant cards


A POLICE force has been accused of being woke by using gender-neutral warrant cards.

Male officers in Sussex were previously given A or C at the start of their IDs while women had B or D.

EDDIE MITCHELL

The move has raised concerns it will take longer to get to certain jobs when a female officer is needed as IDs will have to be checked[/caption]

But bosses scrapped it after a meeting with the force’s LGBT network because it was felt to be outdated.

New recruits are now given a warrant number starting with EA so it does not distinguish gender, with the next batch of officers having EB.

The move has raised concerns it will take longer to get to certain jobs when a female officer is needed as IDs will have to be checked.

Retired Sussex Police Det Chief Supt Kevin Moore called the move “nonsense”.

He added: “One reason to differentiate was because of gender-specific policing tasks.

“If a female prisoner needed searching, you would need a female officer to do that.”


But Adrian Rutherford, from Sussex Police’s People Services, said: “Apart from searching duties, there is no requirement to know an officer’s gender.”

Sussex has the second highest stalking rates in the UK while knife crime has almost trebled there in seven years.

'Airmen' ban

RAF chiefs have been accused of wokeism for ditching the terms airmen and airwomen in favour of the gender-neutral term “aviator”.

The policy change — quietly announced in an RAF magazine — is intended to be “more modern and appropriate”.

Ex-Army Tory MP Patrick Mercer called the move “woke b*******”.

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