West Yorkshire Police has been shortlisted in this year’s National Diversity Awards.
The annual awards celebrate the best of British diversity and those who have devoted time to enhancing equality, inclusion and diversity in today’s society.
The Force has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category, having shown commitment in increasing the number of officers and staff from under-represented groups.
Various campaigns have been run over the past couple of years to improve diversity within West Yorkshire Police, and to provide assistance in removing real or perceived barriers to under-represented groups within the work place.
Last year, the Force appointed its first Positive Action Co-ordinator, PC Amjad Ditta, whose role involves helping to recruit, maintain and promote under-represented groups.
West Yorkshire Police also works alongside a number of national support groups, including the National Disabled Police Association, Association for Muslim Policing, Black Police Association, British Association for Women in Policing, Jewish Police Association, Police Christian Police Association, Police Federation and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Network.
The winner of the National Diversity Awards will be announced on 8 September at a ceremony held at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.
Other nominations in the Diverse Company of the Year category include RBS, Channel 4 and the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Source – West Yorkshire Police https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news/west-yorkshire-police-shortlisted-national-diversity-award