Diversity and Positive Action
Our officers and staff come from every walk of life, but there is always room for us to improve and better represent our growing diverse communities.
The more diverse our staff and police officers, the easier it is for us to connect with and understand the needs of all the people we serve.
The most effective police service is one that can help anyone, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, level of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, relationship or parental status.
We are committed to:
Representing the communities we serve - the more diverse our staff, police officers and volunteers, the easier it is for us to connect with and understand the needs of our communities
Increasing the number of people from underrepresented groups
Being available to support and offer guidance when needed
Welcoming everyone, whatever their age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, relationship or parental status
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What is diversity and positive action?
Policing in Humberside is about making our communities safer and improving public confidence and satisfaction by increasing the visibility and availability of officers and staff.
We do this by:
Creating a representative workforce
We believe we can enhance our organisation and the services we deliver by increasing the presence of people with diverse characteristics among our officers and staff.
Upholding a fair recruitment and selection process
Our recruitment and selection processes are entirely based upon merit. Those individuals who perform most strongly in selection are the ones who are offered positions working with us.
We believe that public confidence is affected positively by the diversity of our workforce. The more diverse our people, the more we can connect with and understand the varying needs of all the people we serve. If we understand those needs, we can seek to meet them.
The most effective police service is one that can be adjusted to help anyone, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith, relationship or parental status.
Promoting positive action
Positive action is a term used to describe the range of actions employers can use legitimately to reach and encourage people with characteristics under-represented among the present workforce to become candidates for selection. It is also used to help candidates overcome disadvantage experienced in selection.
Positive action is a tool to help achieve greater workforce diversity. The essence of our positive action work is to:
- Reach out to people in under-represented groups to encourage them to apply to join us
- Engage with people to learn why a career in policing has not attracted them before
- Communicate accurate, current information about policing and recruitment to burst the myths and correct the out-of-date
- Demonstrate that people from under-represented groups can thrive and flourish in policing organisations
Creating staff networks
To support our people, Humberside Police has a broad range of staff associations. Specific groups include:
- Black Police Association
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender network
- Women’s Network
- Disabled Police Association
- Christian Police Association
- Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Police Association
- Pagan Police Association
- Spiritualist Association
To find out more about Positive Action in Humberside Police contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org