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Lancashire Constabulary

Equality and Diversity Objectives 2012-2016

Under the Equality Act 2010 Lancashire Constabulary like other listed authorities  must publish one or more equality objectives that we think need to be achieved to further the aims of the general equality duty.  We are required to do this by the 6th April 2012 and then at least every four years.

At the Confidence and Equality Board meeting held on Thursday 29th April 2012 Lancashire agreed it’s Equality Objectives for 2012-2016 as the following: -

Objective 1  

We will develop our approach to dealing with Hate Crime:

In order to achieve this we will:

  • We will continue to develop our approach to dealing with Hate Crime:
  • We will introduce minimum standards for dealing with hate crime and anti-social behaviour so that we can better identify and record hate crimes and hate incidents across Lancashire;
  • We will introduce systems and processes to assist the Constabulary to understand the impact of hate crime on victims and the effect of our problems solving, with partners, to reduce repeat victimisation and vulnerability;
  • We will at least maintain the 2011/12 sanction detection rate for hate crime;

Objective 2

We will continue to build trust and confidence amongst ‘Protected Groups’:

In order to achieve this we will:

  • We will continue to build trust and confidence amongst all our diverse communities in particular those defined ‘Protected Groups’;
  • We will continue to develop our systems and processes to ensure we engage and understand all our diverse communities in particular those defined  ‘Protected Groups;
  • Across the key nationally monitored key crime classes of domestic burglary, violent crime, vehicle crime, racist incidents and those involved in road traffic collisions, we will monitor the overall level of satisfaction with the whole experience, disaggregated by ethnicity, gender, disability and age;
  • For each area of disaggregation we will deliver a high level of satisfaction with no disparity between ‘Protected Groups’;
  • For all hate crimes we will continue to improve the satisfaction of victims with the overall service provided by the police;

Objective 3

We will improve our workforce representation:

In order to achieve this we will:

  • We will continue to improve our workforce representation:
  • We will continue to improve the percentage of BME police officers, police staff and Specials within the workforce;
  • We will continue to improve the percentage of female police officers within the workforce;
  • We will continue to work towards a more representative workforce which reflects the diverse communities we serve with particular emphasis on the defined ‘Protected Groups’;

If you require any further information in relation to the Equality Act and our Equality Objectives contact the Local Policing Unit at localpolicingunit@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

 

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