Female officer talking to the Chief Constable.

Our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

Gloucestershire Constabulary recognises the benefits of increasing diversity across our workforce. We know that we are ‘Better Together’ as individuals, teams and with our communities and partner agencies.

Our Better Together Team provide positive action support to people from underrepresented and diverse communities who are considering a career in policing.

The team aim to break down barriers between the organisation and the diverse communities it serves, by identifying areas where the organisation may need to improve. 

We require the very best individuals from society to join us to help make us a representative and diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. 

We aim to be an employer of choice and encourage those from a diverse background to step up, make a difference and join us.

If you have any questions about joining us please contact: BetterTogetherTeam@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

As part of our approach, in July 2020, the Constabulary established a Community Legitimacy Panel made up of members of the county’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. It will look at areas such as recruitment and promotion, as well as helping the Constabulary develop policies around stop and search and the use of force. More information and how to apply can be found here.


Our Better Together Team coordinate a number of external engagement events throughout the year for people who are interested in a career in policing.

Join us to find out more about the opportunities open to you. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about joining us, the application or recruitment process.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet serving officers and staff, and hear about their experiences joining the force.

Date Time Policing area Location
Fri 11 Sep There will be allocated timeslots between 10am-3:30pm. Book your slot.   Gloucester

Kingsholm Stadium, Kingsholm, Gloucester, GL1 3AX.

Support Associations

Below are the Support Association Networks available to you upon joining: 

The Police Federation of England and Wales -The staff association for police constables, sergeants and inspectors (including chief inspectors) which represents more than 119,000 rank and file officers. 

Unison - The public service union, representing full and part time staff who provide public services.

Ability - Our Disabled Employee Network for members of our workforce who are disabled, have conditions, or cognitive processing differences.

Christian Police Association - A national voice for Christians in policing.

Gloucestershire Ethnic Minority Association - Our network for people from any background, focusing on Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage.

LGBT+ Staff Support Network - Our network for the LGBT+ community and those with LGBT+ co-workers, friends and family.

WIN - Our Women's Initiative Network. 

Plus an ever growing range of smaller sub networks dedicated to tackling specific issues and supporting certain groups including those dealing with dementia, the menopause, autism and many more.