- Wendy Williams, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services
- Rachel Bacon, Assistant Chief Constable, Northumbria Police
- Bee Bailey, Ambassador for Trans progression, European LGBT Police Association
- Dee Collins, Chief Constable & President, British Association for Women in Policing
- Nigel Colston, Chief Inspector & Vice-Chair, Disabled Police Association, Avon and Somerset Police
- Sarah Dimmock, Diversity Manager, Cumbria Police
- Dr Robert Gurney, President, Disabled Police Association
- Janet Hills, Detective Sergeant MPS & Chair, Metropolitan Black Police Association
- Rozila Kana, Equality & Diversity Officer & Staff Association Co-ordinator, Lancashire Constabulary
- Lynda Kelly, Equality & Diversity Adviser, Nottinghamshire Police
- Dr Kenisha Linton, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour, University of Greenwich
- Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, High Speed Two
- Elsa Mak, Detective Sergeant & Chair of the Chinese and South East Asian Staff Association, Metropolitan Police
- Tola Munro, President, National Black Police Association
- Peter Rigby, Police Constable & Co-Chair, National Police LGBT Police Network
- Hermann Trepesch, Diversity Adviser & Chair, BME Staff Association SPACE
“...A police service is more effective if it reflects the society it serves
...” The Police and Crime Committee
There are a greater number of BME officers than ever before, yet still only make up 6.3% of police officers in England and Wales compared to 14% of the population; Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire police officers have been given the option to wear gender neutral headgear, yet there are still cases of LGBT discrimination. There are a record number of female police officers and yet are still under-represented in senior ranks.
Our Diversity in the Police event, created after in-depth research with leading specialists, stakeholders and past delegates, will examine issues surrounding Diversity within the police.
The idea that the ‘police are the public and the public are the police’ highlights the necessity to have a police force that is representative of the area they are policing, to build and maintain trust with the public.
Who should attend
The conference is designed for those working or interested in the field of diversity, including: the police force and criminal justice, advocacy groups, charities, staff networks and those in human resources.