Championing Equality & Diversity in Policing and Criminal Justice
While the APCC’s work on equality, diversity and human rights is led by a designated EDHR (Equalities, Diversity & Human Rights) portfolio, these are cross-cutting issues and we are committed to reflecting and considering in everything that we do. Currently, a working group is bringing together PCC leads from key portfolios to address the issues of racial disparity and disproportionality, including the development and implementation of an Action Plan.
Our priorities for EDHR include:
- Working with our communities to ensure that policing becomes more representative of the communities that it serves.
- Undertaking work to increase the number and diversity of applicants for chief officer positions.
- Supporting and enabling PCCs to confidently apply and champion equality and diversity principles.
- Developing and implementing an action plan and a tool kit to enable PCCs to address race disparity and disproportionality in policing and the criminal justice system.