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Equality & Diversity

We want our organisation to be more like the communities we serve. We aim to demonstrate our objectives and priorities for diversity and equality within the Force.

The diversity of our workforce has a direct impact on the quality of service we provide to the public. Each one of our officers and staff members bring valuable skills, experience and knowledge to the organisation. These are enriched and enhanced by the differences in:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Faith
  • Age

Our inclusive workforce helps to improve the service we provide.

  • Employing people from different backgrounds gives us a better understanding of the lifestyles, beliefs and cultures of people living in our communities.
  • Employing people who can speak different languages means we can communicate more effectively with people living in our communities.
  • Employing people from different communities increases the level of trust and understanding between the police service and those communities.

Equality Objectives and Annual Report

As a public body, we are required to publish Equality Information which demonstrates our compliance with the General Equality Duty. This report contains information about:

  • The protected characteristics of our workforce
  • The protected characteristics of our communities
  • An overview of our equality-related activities
  • Information about how protected groups are affected by our policies and practices

The relevant documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

Related documents

  • PDF icon Equality Analysis Toolkit
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Objectives Action Plan Update 2013
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Objectives and Measurement 2013-14
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Objectives 2014-15
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Report 2013
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Report 2014
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality Report 2015
    Last updated: 22 December 2016
  • PDF icon Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) Strategy 2016 Update
    Last updated: 07 February 2017