Police Service of Northern Ireland begins recruitment drive
19 September 2013 Last updated at 14:02 BST
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has launched a campaign to recruit 100 new officers and hopes to recruit nearly 400 more next year.
It is the PSNI's first recruitment drive in more than three years, and the first since the end of the 50-50 Protestant/Catholic recruitment rule.
BBC Northern Ireland's home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.