Cleveland Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) collaborate to deliver a shared equality, diversity and inclusion strategy to ensure residents of Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar receive policing services that are accessible, responsive and needs led to ensure services meet the requirements of our communities, and that our workplace is inclusive and supportive.
The Equality Monitoring Report 2020-21 provides transparency on how the OPCC have progressed this strategy to meet their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 over the course of the financial year.
Under the Equality Act 2010 the OPCC have responsibility for carrying out their activities in a manner that respects their duties to:
- Elimination of unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
- Advancement of equality of opportunity between people from different groups, with or without protected characteristics;
- Foster good relations between people from different groups.
This report presents the statistical analysis of the demographics of those accessing commissioned services. It also summarises the key activities undertaken in the 2020-21 period to create a positive experience of services, and a working environment of mutual respect and dignity aligned to our vision.