Tackling Race Disparity & Championing Equality & Diversity in Policing and Criminal Justice

The APCC’s work on race disparity and equality, diversity, and human rights (EDHR) is led by Alison Lowe OBE, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in West Yorkshire, and John Campion, the PCC the West Mercia.

A key function of our work in this area is to support our members in meeting their legal duties under the Equality Act; to this end, in December 2021 we published an Equality Framework for our members, which has been endorsed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.A picture of five police officers

The APCC also provides our members with access to data to help inform their work locally, such as the Summary Disproportionality Tool produced by the Youth Justice Board

Alison and John have also brought a number of APCC Leads together in a Working Group to lead on and implement the APCC Action Plan on Race Disparity. They are also both active participants in the Programme Board of the NPCC and the College of Policing Race Action Plan.  

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"This is a positive step in advancing equality and promoting good relations between the police and communities at a time when it’s needed more than ever. The Framework has the potential to help Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), elected Mayors and their Deputies, and other police governance bodies to hold Chief Constables to account, and improve public trust that the police and wider criminal justice agencies are working to protect and serve all communities"

Jackie Killen, Director of Regulation, Equality and Human Rights Commission 

Resources and Publications

apcc-equality-framework-for-pccs-2021-22.pdf, 0.37Mb
apcc-race-disparity-working-group-action-plan-2022.pdf, 0.20Mb
rdwg-action-plan-nov_2020v2.pdf, 0.17Mb
race-disparity-in-focus-1.pdf, 7.30Mb

Latest News

Alison Lowe OBE, APCC EDHR Joint Lead & Deputy Mayor, West Yorkshire

Alison presented at the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion conference.

John Campion, APCC EDHR Joint Lead & PCC for West Mercia

John gives his thoughts on the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion conference.

Blog: A decade of Making a Difference

APCC Chair Marc Jones reflects on a decade of PCCs to mark anniversary.

Alison Lowe, APCC Diversity Lead & Deputy Mayor for West Yorkshire

Alison was part of a breakout session discussing the 'Race Action Plan' on Day Two of the Summit.

More to do to end stop and search disparity

Lead and Deputy Lead for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights respond to latest stop and search statistics.

Recorded hate crime on the rise

National Lead for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights responds to latest statistics on hate crime.

NPCC and College of Policing’s Race Action Plan

APCC Equality, Diversity, and Human Rights Leads, respond to the publication of the Race Action Plan.

Alison Lowe, APCC Joint Lead for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Alison Lowe OBE responds to the publication of the Race Action Plan: Improving Policing for Black People.

Stephen Lawrence Day 2022

Remembering Stephen Lawrence

Videos

Alison Lowe OBE, APCC EDHR Joint Lead & Deputy Mayor, West Yorkshire

Alison presented at the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion conference.
18/11/2022

John Campion, APCC EDHR Joint Lead & PCC for West Mercia

John gives his thoughts on the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion conference.
18/11/2022

Alison Lowe, APCC Diversity Lead & Deputy Mayor for West Yorkshire

Alison was part of a breakout session discussing the 'Race Action Plan' on Day Two of the Summit.
14/11/2022

Alison Lowe, APCC Joint Lead for Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Alison Lowe OBE responds to the publication of the Race Action Plan: Improving Policing for Black People.
24/05/2022

Stephen Lawrence Day 2022

Remembering Stephen Lawrence
22/04/2022

A message from Alison Lowe for International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day 2022 #BreakTheBias
07/03/2022

CONTACTS IN THE APCC TEAM

Richard Denham - Policy and Political Group Manager

Leads on Equality, Diversity & Human Rights.

Richard also provides secretariat support to the Labour Police and Crime Commissioners’ Group.

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Eddie Smithwick - Senior Policy Officer

Leads on Mental Health & Custody, Prevention and Emergency Services Collaboration.

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Andy Tremayne - Senior Policy Manager

Leads on Workforce Development, Citizens in Policing and Police Standards & Leadership. 

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Ella Thomas - Senior Policy Manager

Ella leads on Victims and the Criminal Justice System

Email ella.thomas@apccs.police.uk