Introduction to Equality and Diversity in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
As Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales I have both a legal and moral duty to promote equality and fairness through all business I conduct. That may be internally amongst staff and volunteers, through my dealings with North Wales Police or externally amongst the communities of North Wales.
Ensuring the principles of equality are driven throughout my work is not only a legal obligation; it is the right and fair thing to do. In the 21st Century, businesses need to understand equality and diversity issues to operate effectively. Here at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner we believe it makes good business sense and helps us to deliver a quality service.
As the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales I must have knowledge and understanding of the various sections of society in order to properly represent views on policing and to understand policing needs in North Wales. I strive to ensure all business areas take account of our communities and their policing needs.
I am guided by legislation as well as ethical and business considerations. In 2010 there was a large-scale overhaul of equality law which led to the introduction of the Equality Act 2010. For more information on this go to our Legislation page.
Jointly with the North Wales Police Force I have prepared a Strategic Equality Plan. The Equality Plan sets out both the Force and Commissioner’s equality objectives over the next three years. In creating the Plan we undertook a number of key activities. We published data and engaged with our communities to help us establish equality and diversity priorities. These priorities are detailed in the Equality Plan and are updated annually with details of performance against them. Go to the Equality Plan page for more information.
If you wish to discuss any issues about equality and diversity in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales please contact:
Policy Officer (Equality & Diversity)
North Wales Police Headquarters
Tel: 01492 804071 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality Objectives - Consultation
Since the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 the Chief Constable of North Wales Police and the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner have set joint strategic objectives within a Single Equality Plan.
These objectives have driven significant work around equality over the years that has enabled both organisations to meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty.
When we review our objectives we analyse national and local crime trends, force data, national research and engage with staff and communities.
This is the fourth time we will be writing a new plan we are therefore once again seeking your input on what you believe should be the equality priorities for North Wales Police and the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner as we work towards a safer North Wales.
Joint Strategic Equality Plan
Joint Equality Plan Annual Report 2016