We value and respect diversity and we are committed to promoting good community relations and equal opportunities among all our employees.

Equality and Diversity Statement of intent:

"Wiltshire Police will eliminate unlawful discrimination and will ensure that no individual or group is directly or indirectly discriminated against for any reason.  We will actively promote our core values and behaviours to ensure we are an organisation where diversity is valued and respected so that we understand and work with our communities to make them safe. We will create a culture that values difference and which recognises the benefits a diverse workforce brings to the service we provide to our communities."

Equality Act 2010

The Public Sector Equality Duty came into force in April 2011 and covers the following protected characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race (ethnic or national origin, colour or nationality)
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Sex
  7. Sexual orientation
  8. Pregnancy  or maternity
  9. Marriage and civil partnership.

The Equality Duty has three aims and requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Specific duties:

This requires public bodies to publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the Equality Duty and Equality objectives. 

Equality Information

We are required to publish equality data and information at least annually, through an annual planning cycle.

Related documents and links:

On the right you can download our 2017 Equality and Diversity Information Report, which contains useful information and equality, hate crime, violent crime and stop and search data, as well as the current profile of our workforce.

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