Suffolk Police recognises its legal and moral duty as an employer and service provider to treat all of its staff and all members of the public fairly.
To achieve this we will actively promote a culture which respects and values diversity and encourages good practice and developments, which extend beyond the scope of existing legislation.
We provide training to enable staff to understand their personal responsibility and to recognise and value differences.
To achieve greater consistency we will provide a framework of policies and practices to ensure that individuals are treated openly and fairly, with dignity and respect and are free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation or unjustifiable discrimination. Inappropriate behaviour will be discouraged and challenged and measures taken to provide redress.
To progress diversity issues we will facilitate the contribution of staff from minority groups, consult with local communities, engage with regional and national associations and support the development and implementation of service-wide initiatives.