It has been organised by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

Spokesman Rob Beckley said the seminar - the first of its kind to be organised by ACPO - was not in response to any specific incident.

"We want to understand the experiences of Muslim police officers and staff in the police service," he said.

"This will help us identify issues that may impact on the service's ability to recruit, retain and progress Muslim staff," Mr Beckley, assistant chief constable of Hertfordshire, added.

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