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Our inclusive culture

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged backgrounds or marginalised backgrounds - who  share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

At Avon and Somerset Police, we are here to serve our communities.

We can do this best if the people who work for us are representative of those communities.


We recognise that everyone is different and we are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within Avon and Somerset Police.

We want to encourage people of diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs, who share our value of caring and want to make a difference in the community, to consider working for us.

If that is you, we would like you to get in touch with us, even if you have never thought about working for the police before. 

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We have over 5,000 people working for us and opportunities across a wide range of roles including police officers, police support staff and volunteers.

Supporting you

We have a dedicated Representative Workforce team who can explain what joining the police really means, what kind of roles are available and offer advice regarding the various stages of our recruitment processes.

For our larger recruitment campaigns, we run additional workshops to support candidates through the application process.

We also have a network of Diversity Champions who can provide support to people from underrepresented groups who are joining the police.

We have a range of support networks within our service who support our diverse workforce.

These networks include the Avon and Somerset Black Police Association, the Disabled Police Association, our LGBTQ+ support group as well as the Police Federation and UNISON.

Further information

Register your interest in upcoming engagement events where you can find out more about starting a career in policing and the different opportunities available.

If you would like to find out more about the Representative Workforce, email or follow us on Twitter.

You can also read the Inclusion and Diversity Highlight Report.