We know that by creating an inclusive culture, which values difference, this will deliver better service and outcomes for the diverse communities we serve.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion runs throughout our everyday policing as well as through the organisation in terms of supporting the needs of colleagues. We encourage people to bring their whole selves to work, valuing different approaches, perspectives and ways of working, so that they can achieve their full potential and deliver their best.
We are working hard to attract more people from all the communities who live across Staffordshire and the surrounding areas and we welcome applications from all communities and underrepresented groups, regardless of race, sexual orientation, disability, faith, age and gender.
This is driven by an in-depth understanding of our workforce profile and data so we can identify ways in which we can continue to improve.
Below are the most current data reports, previous reports can be found on the publication scheme here.
Our officers and staff come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. We value these differences and are proud to support them through our staff support networks as well as through working closely with the following organisation and programmes:
Disability Confident is the government scheme that helps recruit and retain great people, drawing from the widest possible pool of talent. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better, and change behaviour and cultures internally and across communities.
We have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. We promise to ‘Never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.’
White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to act and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.
The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion is a not-for-profit organisation that helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of children and young people who are fostered to make foster care the very best it can be.
HeForShe seeks to engage men and people of all genders, to join women to work together to achieve true gender equality. Everyone benefits from true gender equality, which is not just a women’s issue. The police service plays a unique role in addressing domestic abuse and sexual violence and the link between this type of crime and gender inequality within our communities is well documented.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. We support all members of the military family in Staffordshire Police and help to deliver the best service to forces personnel, veterans and their families within our community.
In 2022, we were awarded the silver award for our commitment to supporting the armed forces community.
As an employee of Staffordshire Police, there are a number of networks and associations available to join that provide support and guidance, as well as giving an opportunity to share experiences and solutions. These include:
• Disability and Carers network • LGBT+ and support network • Multi-cultural association • Working for families network • Staffordshire Association for women in policing • Police Link officer for Deaf • Armed Forces Network
The associations are incredibly important to Staffordshire Police and help the force to deliver the best possible service to under-represented individuals and ultimately improve individuals' experiences at work, supporting their health and wellbeing.