Merseyside Police is committed to developing a Police Service that is reflective of the diverse communities that it serves. In order to achieve this, the Police is proud to use Positive Action and have a dedicated Positive Action Recruitment Team and Ambassadors who will provide support and guidance throughout the application process to candidates from underrepresented groups.
Having a Police service that is reflective of the community will ensure that Merseyside Police achieves its aim of having a Police Service of skilled Police Officers and staff with the core values required to meet the highest standards and expectations of the public of Merseyside.
As part of the campaign to increase applications from underrepresented groups, Merseyside Police will be running workshops where you can get specific information about the role of a Police Officer, the application process and the competencies required by the Force to ensure all new recruits meet the highest standards and values expected. These workshops are aimed to attract, and offer support to, candidates from diverse backgrounds, in particular:
- Ethnic Minority Groups – Asian, Black, Chinese, Polish etc.
- Minority Religious groups – Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhism etc.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual (Sexual Orientation)
- Transgender. Intersex ( Gender Identity)
The dates of the workshops are:
Tuesday 6 December – 6.30-8.30pm – Merseyside Police HQ, Canning Place
Wednesday 7 December – 10am-12pm – Merseyside Police HQ, Canning Place
Saturday 10 December – 10.30am-12.30pm – Merseyside Police HQ, Canning Place
During the workshop you will be provided with information on:
- The role of a Police Officer
- The recruitment process
- Fitness requirements
- Training programme for student officers
- Support is available under Positive action
- Completing an application form
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and network. By the end of a workshop potential candidates will have a better understanding of the role of a Police Officer and the recruitment process, ensuring they are well prepared to submit an application when the recruitment lines open.
If you are interested in attending a workshop, e-mail the Positive Action Recruitment Team, firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which date you would like to attend.Back to blog