Equality and Diversity
Annual Equality Report
The communities of Gloucestershire have wide-ranging needs. Everyone we come into contact with expects, and is equally entitled to receive, a quality service. We have a moral, social and legal responsibility to value individual and community differences, be they visible or non-visible, and to take into account those differences when making decisions. The principles and ethics of equality and diversity must be incorporated into all areas of police activity. We will seek to ensure that we provide an individual, fair and equitable service both externally to our communities and internally to each other.
All members of staff are expected to:
- Deal with members of the public in a professional and sensitive manner and in accordance with their individual needs.
- Encourage a working environment that is inclusive and respectful of differences.
- Challenge inappropriate behaviour, conduct or language.
- Be accountable for their actions in service delivery.
- Lead by example.
Gloucestershire Constabulary provides an interpreting service to its communities. This gives people who don't speak English as their first language an easier way to communicate with us when they make initial contact by phone or in person.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It allows us to be faster and more professional and ultimately improve the way we communicate with the diverse communities we serve. Interpreters for over 100 languages are available within minutes.
For non-emergencies call: 101