Friday, April 17, 2009

May the force be with you

In the news today -

Eight police officers serving with Scotland's largest force listed their official religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, it has emerged.

Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the faith, which features in the Star Wars movies.

The details were obtained in a Freedom of Information request by Jane's Police Review.

Strathclyde was the only force in the UK to admit it had Jedi officers.

In the Star Wars films, Jedi Knights such as Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda use the Force to battle the evil Darth Vader, who has strayed to the dark side.

Jane's Police Review editor Chris Herbert, who requested the information, said: "The Force appears to be strong in Strathclyde Police with their Jedi police officers and staff.

"Far from living a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, some members of the noble Jedi order have now chosen Glasgow and its surrounding streets as their home."


Having had the pleasure of meeting many Glaswegians over the years, I can safely say that any Jedi Knights would feel at home in Glasgow.


AngryDave said...

I heard there was once a woman who lived a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, who didn't moan or complain.
But it was only once, and a long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

A woman who didn't moan or complain? Surely not!