Professional Women's Support Association (PWSA)
The Professional Women's Support Association (PWSA) is a new association which launched in February 2005 with the aim of offering a network of services and advice to the 837 women employed by the force.
The Black Police Association
The Gloucestershire Black Police Association (GBPA), established in 1995, forms part of the internal support network available to black staff within the Constabulary. The GBPA assists with working to enhance equal opportunities, recruitment and retention and encourages the growing numbers of black staff within the police.
Not only does it fulfil it's supportive role but the association provides a service to the local communities within Gloucestershire, helping to forge links with the ethnic minority community and contributing to the decision making for policies and procedures affecting the black community.
Gloucestershire Gay Police Association
The Gloucestershire branch of the Gay Police Association was formed in 2000 and includes within its membership operational police and support staff and representation from the Training department, Police Federation and Unison.
The group have been recognised at chief officer level as a valuable source of support for staff. Gloucestershire GPA members have an input into probationer and tutor Constable training. These sessions are a recognised element in the Police Officer's development programme.
GPA representatives have attended freshers fayres and recruitment exhibitions to help forge links with the local community. Gloucestershire GPA sits on various internal meetings to provide valuable contributions to procedures within the force.
Ability - Disability Association
This group is an internal forum, made up of staff representatives from various areas of the Constabulary who either have or have had direct, or indirect experience of disability issues.
Christian Police Association
Gloucestershire Constabulary is a branch member of the national Christian Police Association (CPA). We also have a dedicated Gloucestershire branch - open to all Police Staff and Officers. Everyone is welcome, regardless of his or her faith (or absence of faith), to be part of our network.