Diversity and Inclusion within South Yorkshire Police

Date published: 12 April 2018 09:42
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South Yorkshire Police encourage and support members of our underrepresented communities into all roles, including police officer, civilian roles (staff), volunteering (including Special Constables) and cadets. By increasing the diversity within our Force, we are better able to help protect all the communities we serve. We especially welcome applications from BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled communities.

All appointments are based on the merit of the individual candidate, but we can support you through the recruitment process.

Once you have secured a role within South Yorkshire police, there are a number of dedicated staff associations to support you, whatever your race, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, sex, marital/partnership status, age or disability. 

Please watch the videos below to learn about some of the people who work for us.


Email positiveaction@southyorks.pnn.police.uk for more information. 

Equality & Diversity in South Yorkshire Police

The Equality Unit leads on the strategic management of equality, diversity and human rights for South Yorkshire Police. Set within the HR Career Services department, its range of focus takes in the service provided to the public as well as the organisation’s relationship with its workforce.


Core areas of activity for the Equality Unit include:

  • Driving the SYP Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy. Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy 
  • Developing and driving the South Yorkshire Police Equality Objectives
  • Gathering, publication and monitoring of SYP Equality data. South Yorkshire Police work force monitoring reports
  • Helping to fulfil the community engagement commitment of both the Force and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with different sections of the South Yorkshire public
  • Fostering the widest use of good practice like Positive Action where under-representation occurs and Equality Analysis in the management of change
  • The continuing professional development of a broad range of roles in equality, diversity and human rights responsibilities