If you happen to find yourself arrested in the West of Scotland, there's one thing you can take to heart: You're amongst like-minds. The Strathclyde Police Force lists eight Jedi amongst their number.

The discovery of a surprisingly high midichlorian count amongst Strathclyde's rozzers came following a Freedom of Information Act request by independent magazine Jane's Police Review about the demographics of the force revealed that eight officers, and two civilian staff, had listed "Jedi" as their official religion on voluntary diversity forms. A spokesman for Strathclyde Police confirmed the find:

At the time of the request, 10 (eight police officers and two police staff) had recorded their religion as Jedi.

I love the "at the time of the request" at the start of that; does that mean that more officers have converted since then? It'll take some time before the Jedi can stage a coup in the police ranks, however; the 8 officers still have around 8200 others to contend with, and even with the Force and trusty lightsabers, those aren't attractive odds.

Force is strong for Jedi police [BBC News] (Thanks, Dave.)