The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to valuing equality and diversity within South Yorkshire. He has a duty to promote and implement equality of opportunity in both South Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. This is fundamental in order to build a nature of trust with the diverse communities that each serves.
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.
He will do this by;
- Addressing his own office’s ways of working and make certain that equality and human rights considerations are an integral part of everything it does.
- Holding the Chief Constable to account for his effectiveness in tackling issues regarding diversity, equality and human rights.
- Consulting and engaging with the widest range of people possible within South Yorkshire, listening and reacting 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, there is still work to do.
Our aim is that within the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and South Yorkshire Police, equality and diversity will be a daily thought in the workplace.