We’re proud of the success we’ve had in this important area of work, but we also acknowledge that we can go further. This year, here’s what we’re aiming for.

Make the Cheshire police family reflect the communities we serve

We’re committed to recruiting people with a wider range of backgrounds and experiences – and helping them to progress in their careers so that they want to stay with us.

Keep listening to Cheshire’s community stakeholders

Their perspectives strengthen the work we do, especially through our external Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Board and Independent Advisory Group.

Make our local community information more accessible

This is particularly true for people who are deaf or have hearing difficulties.

Update our partnership activities dealing with offences against vulnerable groups

These include violence against women and girls and hate crimes related to race, religion, sexual orientation or gender reassignment. We’re also committed to strengthening the support we provide for victims.

Better understand diversity among offenders and victims of crime

This means improving the quality of the data we provide to help ensure transparency for the Home Office.

Encourage more officers and staff to share their diversity information

We can then use this confidential data to strengthen our policy development through measures such as Equality Impact Assessments. These ensure that we always take equality into consideration when we make decisions.

For more information, please email the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Team