The Public Sector Equality Duty (to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations) applies to both our service users and the people we employ (police officers and staff).

On the 10th September 2011, the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 came into force. In order to comply with the Specific Duties, Police Forces in England and Wales are required to produce ‘one or more equality objectives’ that they think they should achieve to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

Following consultation and engagement with members of our public, and our staff and officers, the following objectives have been agreed as the priorities for the Force over the next 4 years:

  1. To increase the diversity of our workforces so that we are truly representative of our communities.

  2. To ensure that once in employment, our diverse workforce is being treated fairly and equitably.

  3. To improve our understanding of our diverse communities in order to ensure that our services are fit for purpose, and that all of our communities have a voice in policing.

  4. To ensure that we are effectively identifying and reacting to issues relating to community cohesion with a view to reducing the number of hate related crimes and incidents being committed within our Force area.

    A full explanation of how we identified those equality objectives, together with the actions we plan to undertake can be found in our Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024.

We will produce an annual report setting out the progress which we have made against the objectives, together with our priorities for the following year. The reports will be published on this webpage for the public to see.

Further information

Please contact us:

Equality and Diversity Team
Dyfed-Powys Police
Police Headquarters
PO Box 99
Llangunnor
Carmarthen SA31 2PF

Email: equalityanddiversity@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Phone: 101

Dyfed Powys Police has a non-emergency text service for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. You do not have to register to use this service but it would assist Dyfed Powys police if you did provide us with your contact details. The mobile number is 07811 311 908.

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