Hampshire Constabulary is committed to the aim of creating a diverse police service, which reflects the community it serves. In doing so we welcome applicants from multi-cultural communities, applicants with disabilities and applicants from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.
Equality and Inclusion is the golden thread that runs throughout everything Hampshire Constabulary does. The actual responsibility for ensuring that equality and inclusion issues are considered, met and where required improved rests with every member of staff, which includes officers, staff, special constables, police community support officers and volunteers.
Police forces have made real progress in addressing fairness, equality and human rights matters over recent years. We remain committed to keeping these issues at the heart of everything we do.
The Equality Act 2010 brought in a general equality duty, requiring public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
Here in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight we have been working towards these objectives for many years and we will continue to do so. On this site you will find the results and progress of our work and see any areas that have been identified as requiring additional action. Many of these improvements have come about as a result of feedback from the residents of our two counties. We believe by listening to what the concerns are and working together we will meet our obligations under the Equality Act and achieve our aim of providing an excellent service to all our communities.
Hampshire Constabulary is inclusive in its commitment to staff and communities however they identify in relation to age, gender identity, disability, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation or sex.