The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has today reaffirmed his commitment to equality and diversity, as a new report highlights progress of the Everyone Matters programme.
Cleveland Police’s Equality and Diversity Report showcases the schemes, reviews and specialist roles developed to deliver the strategy, which was launched last year and is fully supported by the PCC and Chief Constable Mike Veale.
The plan covers three areas of work; supporting our people, serving our communities, and organisational processes.
PCC Barry Coppinger said: “I’ve been encouraged by work undertaken during the first year of this four-year plan to make Cleveland Police an inclusive and diverse organisation the public can trust.
“There are almost 100 direct actions included in the report, compelling evidence of an organisation which is committed to making changes to the way they treat their staff and serve their communities.
“It is important, however, that we never become complacent when it comes to making Cleveland Police the best it can be. I will continue to monitor the Everyone Matters programme closely and to place equality and diversity at the heart of my Police and Crime Plan."