Diversity and Positive Action

Our officers and staff come from all walks of life, but there is always room for us to improve and better represent our growing diverse communities.

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 all the communities we serve
  • Increasing the number of people from under-represented groups
  • Being available to support and offer guidance when needed
  • Being welcoming to all

There are a number of other roles available that support our uniformed officers. These include staff roles, special constables and volunteers. Click here to see what is available to suit you. 

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 increasing the presence of people with diverse characteristics among our officers and staff can enhance our organisation and the services we deliver.

Upholding a fair recruitment and selection process
Our recruitment and selection processes are entirely based upon merit. Individuals who perform most strongly in selection are the ones who are offered positions with us.

Encouraging diversity
Public confidence can be positively affected by the diversity of our workforce. The more diverse our people, the more we can understand and seek to meet the varying needs of all the people we serve.

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. 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  • Communicate accurate information about policing and recruitment to burst myths and correct out-of-date beliefs
  • Demonstrate that people from under-represented groups can thrive and flourish in policing

Creating staff networks
Humberside Police has a broad range of staff associations to support our people, including:

  • 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

To find out more, email the Positive Action team.