Under the Equality Act 2010, public authorities (including Cheshire Constabulary) are required to meet the three aims of the general equality duty, namely to:

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

As a police force we need to understand the impact of our policies and practices on people with protected characteristics.

Collecting and analysing equality information is an important way of developing our understanding.

We use this page to publish equality information that we have collected. We will update this page every time we have new or updated information available.

In considering what information we publish we have thought about what information people might be interested, in together with guidance published by the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

We have used this information to set Equality Objectives for Cheshire Constabulary. These are published on this website and we will post regular updates on their progress.

Police officers and staff

The duty to publish equality related information requires public sector bodies with more than 150 employees to publish information about their staff. The most recent demographic information regarding the staff of Cheshire Constabulary is in the downloads at the bottom of the page. We will update this information every time new data is available.

Service delivery data

This page provides information we are publishing (see downloads below) as part of our Public Sector Equality Duty. The rest of this website contains much more information that demonstrates how we work to tackle discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations with communities in line with the Public Sector Equality Duty.