"The police are the public and the public are the police." Sir Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police
- Keynote: Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Wilson, Ministry of Defence Police and National Police Chiefs Council Lead for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
- (Chair) Professor Chantal Davies, Law, Equality and Diversity, Director of the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, University of Chester
- Tola Munro, President, National Black Police Association
- Macdonald (Mac) Neife, Chairman, Minority and Ethnic Support Association (MESA)
- Sue Arnold, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Staffordshire Police-Fire & Rescue
- Superintendent Sian Beck, Chair, Women's Association, North Wales Police
- John Nelson, Chair, National Police Autism Association
- Ann Bell, Superintendent, Police Scotland *Winner of Police Scotland Equality Award
- Kasia Bitter, Talent Management Lead, North Yorkshire Police
- Ubaid Rehman, Policy and Strategy Lead , Metropolitan Police LGBT Network
- Dr Ceri Davies, Research Director, Communities, Work & Income Team, NatCen
- Yassine Senghor, Client Account Manager, Stonewall
Ensuring a diverse police force that is representative of the local demographic
remains a key priority for police forces. However, The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has stated that although the number of female police officers and those from (BME) origin are at a record high, they are still underrepresented compared to the communities they serve.
We are currently facing a national challenge in attracting and progressing diverse applicants
in efforts to ensure police forces are fully representative of the area they are policing.
A culture that is inclusive, diverse and fair
creates an effective and valued work force.
Join us this September as key figures unite to explore strategies, evaluate lessons, and ultimately review police diversity workforce issues. Police Scotland’s Superintendent Ann Bell,
who heads up the award-winning Positive Action Team, will be exploring the effectiveness of the ‘Positive Action Strategy’
and reviewing the impact of austerity cuts on staff retention of minority groups.
NatCen Social Research
will share key findings from their report, including strategic ways to enhance diversity
within the police recruitment, retention and progression
. Gaining insight into ensuring you attract and retain minority groups, with a particular focus on BME, Gender, Disability, and LGBT+
, we will look at successful ways to break down the barriers and tackle resilience nationally