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Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives


Working with the Chief Constable we have developed the Joint Equality Objectives in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duty Regulations, 2011). The Force and myself are required to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different groups when carrying out their activities.

Through public consultation and supported by other research in preparation for the police and crime plan we identified our current equality objectives which are:

  • We will provide services to our communities which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity – providing a fair and
    responsive service to the communities we serve.
  • We will seek to have a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and provide a working environment that
    respects the views of all.
  • We will work with partners to establish an improved understanding of our communities.
  • We will ensure all of our services are fair and meet the needs of individuals.

We also have a duty to publish these equality objectives and information to demonstrate compliance with the Equality Act. Equality information is monitored on a daily basis to assist in the identification and elimination of gaps in the service provided to our communities and staff.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police will review these objectives annually.

View the Joint Equality Objectives Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable

A joint report has been produced to show the information collected and work undertaken in 2015 to help develop and improve our services, including our plans for future development. (See links below).

Joint Diversity & Equality Annual Monitoring Report 2015

Joint Diversity & Equality Annual Monitoring Report 2016