Positive Action

Positive action is about creating a level playing field to enable people to compete on equal terms. It describes a range of measures which aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

​We intend that the Positive Action programme will have an impact on the public through improving organisational, team and personal performance. In particular it will contribute to:

  • building better relationships with communities, resulting in a more effective service
  • delivering the priorities established for the police service, such as reducing crime and reducing bureaucracy
  • creating a fair and equitable career pathway for members of under-represented groups
  • supporting the progression of those who demonstrate the talent to reach the next step
  • retaining the services of high-performing individuals from within these under-represented groups.

The programme is part of the overall talent management strategy for the police service, and is also linked to the suite of national leadership development programmes.


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