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Equality and diversity

At the very heart of everything Essex Police does is the community. Communities are diverse and getting to know each and every one within the county helps us do our job more effectively. Put simply, diversity means difference across race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, faith and age.

We take diversity related issues very seriously and continually review how we can best meet the needs of the residents of Essex and those who work and visit here.

It’s important to us that your experience of Essex Police is a positive one and that means being sensitive and responsive to your individual needs.

To make sure that happens we have a Diversity Unit constantly working to raise awareness of equality and diversity within the daily business of Essex Police.

Valuing differences, treating people fairly and judging people on merit makes for better policing and we’re determined to make sure nobody who comes into contact with us is disadvantaged.

We strive to make the way we deliver our services, provide information and carry out our employment functions open and accessible to all.

On the next few pages you can read about what we’re doing to build a diverse workforce and how we’re working to improve the quality of service we offer the communities of Essex.

If you would like more information about equality and diversity within Essex Police contact the diversity unit by calling 101

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