Our Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Merseyside Police are committed to providing the best possible service to our communities, ensuring everyone has fair access to all our services and treating everyone with respect at all times.  We aim to integrate equality and human rights into everything we do to deliver a service which meets the needs of our communities and supports our workforce.

Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

Merseyside Police is firmly committed to the principles that underpin the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Duty 2012. 

•             Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

•             Advance equality of opportunity between different groups

•             Foster good relations between different groups

As a public sector organisation Merseyside Police is required to comply with the Specific Duties of the Equality Act 2010 which requires public authorities to

•             Annually publish information to demonstrate its compliance with the general Equality Duty. 

•             At least every four years, prepare and publish one or more measurable Equality Objectives to assist to achieve any of the aims of the Equality Duty. 

Phoenix Leadership Programme

If you are aged 18 or over, from a minority group e.g. black and ethnic minority, gay / lesbian

/ bisexual, transgender, female or a person with a disability and interested in joining the

police service?

Then Equality & Diversity officers run a Phoenix Leadership course

The aims of the programme are as follows;

            To support the short to medium term Positive Action Strategy for recruitment by increasing applications from protected groups to join Merseyside Police, either as a special constable or regular officer.

            To build leadership skills and confidence.

            To assist people to become effective leaders in their communities.

            To build positive links between the police and minority communities.

            To support the Government’s vision for increased community engagement with hard to reach groups.

The programme seeks to build leadership skills and confidence through the following activities:

•             Developing effective communication skills.

•             Learning how to prepare and deliver effective presentations.

•             Effective team working to complete research and prepare projects.

•             Understanding how to use conflict resolution strategies in resolving disputes.

•             Taking part in a work experience day shadowing a professional host within Merseyside Police.

•             Role Model input with senior professionals from minority groups within the public/private sectors.

If you are interested in attending a future course please email Positive.Action.Team@merseyside.pnn.police.uk.

Equality & Diversity Information