Equality & Diversity

Here at North Wales Police we take equality and diversity seriously, both within the organisation and in the communities we serve.


Diversity Unit

We have a Diversity Unit dedicated to ensuring that that, through policy and practice, all staff understand how discrimination can take place.


Our services respond to the diversity of our local communities and cultures, by engaging with them and understanding their specific needs.  In this way we are able to police more effectively.



Cultural Survey 2012

This is the third annual Cultural Survey carried out by North Wales Police.
The Survey attempts to get to the roots of the feelings, attitudes and behaviours of all employees so that appropriate action can be taken to improve the services we provide to our communities.


Read the Cultural Survey.



Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

North Wales Police have developed a Diversity Strategy which sets out in three themes what and how the force will deliver a service that meets the diverse needs of our communities.

Find out more about our Diversity Strategy (pdf)



The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 represents the culmination of years of debate about how to improve British equality law. It offers individuals stronger protection against discrimination. It gives employers and businesses greater clarity about their responsibilities. And it sets new expectations that public services must treat everyone with dignity and respect.


Our responsibility in exercising the Policing function is to have due regard to meet the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimization and any other conduct that is prohibited by the act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who don’t;
  • Foster good relations between persons who share relevant protected characteristics and persons who do not.


The act gives the force an opportunity to demonstrate its continued commitment to ensuring that all our communities are treated fairly.


For more information and guidance on how this affects you, go to the Equality and Human Rights Commission web site.


The links below provide further information and inform you on how you can contribute to North Wales Police and Equality and Diversity plans.


Equality Act 2010 – Relevant Equality Information 


The link’s below include information we hold relating to equalities in North Wales Police and Police Authority with a summary of what it tells us and what areas of policing it relates to. There will be information gaps where we have not been able to obtain data. We are working to identify these gaps through our Equality Plan for 2012-2016. Your feedback on the information or any gaps is very welcome.




Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)


The Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) provides information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales, recognising the constitutional, legal, social and policy differences, specifically:-


  • Advise what the Equality Act 2010 says and how this applies to you;
  • Advise you of options on how you may be able to resolve your issue;
  • Advise you of options for informal resolution and guide you through this process;
  • Assist you further, if you are unable to resolve your issue informally;
  • Help you work out if you are eligible for civil legal aid ;
  • Provide support if you are considering making a claim yourself;
  • Assist you in finding local sources of support.