The Force is strong with the force: Scottish police say they're 'Jedi'

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Eight police officers serving with Scotland's largest force listed their official religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, the BBC reported.

Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the "faith," as depicted in Star Wars. The details were obtained in a Freedom of Information request by Jane's Police Review.

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

About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales. In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000. The Office for National Statistics did not recognize it as a separate category and incorporated followers of Jedi with the atheists.