South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to valuing diversity within the county. It has a duty to promote and implement equality of opportunity in both South Yorkshire Police and the office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. This is fundamental within the Police and Police and Crime Commissioner's office in order to build a nature of trust with the diverse communities that they serve.
The Police and Crime Commissioner will work towards ensuring the people of South Yorkshire are receiving an equality of service regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, religion or any other individual characteristic.
It will do this by;
- Addressing the Police and Crime Commissioner and their office’s own ways of working and make certain that equalities and human rights considerations are an integral part of everything we do.
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for their effectiveness in tackling issues regarding diversity, equality and human rights.
- Consulting and engaging with the widest range of people possible within South Yorkshire. The Police and Crime Commissioner will listen and react upon the views of diverse groups in order to build the trust needed to serve the varying communities.
Much progress has been made in South Yorkshire in light of a number of measures including Equality Act 2010, Equality Standard for the Police Service and Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Strategy for the Police Service. However we do recognise that there is still work to do.
Our aim is that within the office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Constabulary, equality and diversity will be a daily thought in the workplace.
Within the Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner the proportion of staff which are:
- Women is 72%.
- Members of an ethnic minority is 5%.
- Have a disability is 7%.
You can find South Yorkshire Police's Equality Information 2010/11 report here.
South Yorkshire Police Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Objectives 2012-16