North Yorkshire Police is committed to setting challenging equality objectives across our organisation, which address the most significant and pressing equalities issues facing the communities we serve and the protected groups amongst our own personnel.
Understanding and involving diverse communities by taking steps to increase the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and under-represented groups within Police Staff, Police Officers, PCSO’s, Volunteers and Special Constabulary . We will seek to achieve this by identifying and removing any actual or perceived barriers to equality of opportunity in recruitment, retention and progression. This seeks to develop a workforce which represents our diverse communities and will be achieved by campaigning to promote representation in groups which are currently unrepresented within NYP.
Increasing the knowledge and confidence of North Yorkshire Police officers and staff in dealing with Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents, ensuring they fully understand their role and the assistance they can provide to victims and witnesses.
Improving management data on equality issues. Monitoring Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) performance and understanding how this compares to other business sectors.