We value diversity and are committed to promoting good community relations and equal opportunities among our employees.
Our 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.
It contains the equality information we hold in relation to the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act. This includes hate crime, violent crime, stop and search, and use of force data. Other sections detail workforce statistics by gender, ethnicity, age, disability and length of service and the latest victim satisfaction survey results.
Equality Act 2010
The Public Sector Equality Duty came into force in April 2011, covering nine protected characteristics
Race (ethnic or national origin, colour or nationality)
Religion or belief
Pregnancy or maternity
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.
As a public body, we are required to publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the Equality Duty and Equality objectives - you can download our current available publications below.