Staff support networks
Set up to support individuals from minority groups, networks provide vital face-to-face support and work to share common concerns, issues, experiences and solutions.
Association of Muslim Police
Helps and assists Muslim police officers and staff as well as providing support for the wider organisation. The Muslim Police Association is supported by the National Association of Muslim Police and has a further interest in promoting better understanding between the police service and Muslim community.
Black Police Association
The Black Police Association was formerly recognised in 1994 and has the following aims:
- to provide a support network for members
- to support recruitment, retention and career developments
- to assist with the review and development of policies
- to represent members views and community concerns
- to support the Force to keep communities safe from harm
The network works in collaboration with the Force Equality Supporters, Occupational Health, the Police Federation, Unison and other support associations specifically on confidence issues on Race and Diversity.
The Leicestershire Police purpose-built multi-faith and non-faith room was opened in June 2005. It is available for all officers, staff, volunteers and visitors to use and is situated at Leicestershire Police Headquarters. The room is a comfortable place for prayer and quiet reflection away from the busy work environment.
Christian Police Association
Provides prayer, encouragement and fellowship opportunities for all staff, regardless of their diversity. Membership is open to all staff in the police service, their spouses and retired staff that recognise the Christian faith. It is also available to people who wish to support as associate members. Membership is free.
Disability Support Network
Provides a support network to all officers, staff and volunteers with a disability or to those caring for dependants with a disability. We encourage and establish good working practices with the force for the benefit of all staff and volunteers and the organisation. We raise awareness of disability issues and concerns and explore practical options and actions.
Hindu Police Association
We seek to improve the working environment of Hindu staff within Leicestershire Police and assist relationships between Leicestershire Police and the Hindu community. We provide input around recruitment, retention and progression of Hindu staff as well as support in misconduct cases and assisting in the development of policies. We offer members support with personal, religious, cultural and welfare needs.
The LGBT+ Network is for officers, staff and volunteers who identify as LGBT+, however membership is open to all as the LGBT Network also has a Diversity Advocates program.
Diversity Advocates are people who do not identify as LGBT+ but who are openly supportive of the network aims to create a workplace where people feel able to be themselves.
Sikh Police Association
We seek to improve the working environment of Sikh staff, whilst striving to promote the efficiency of Leicestershire Police and promoting good citizenship and greater public participation in the prevention and detection of crime. The Association will strive to enhance the quality of service to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Women's Inclusive Network
Membership of the network is open to all officers, special constables and police staff. It will keep members informed about training courses, conferences and events of interest and provides a forum to discuss issues of concern. It is committed to improving the working environment for and maximising the potential of women within Leicestershire Police. Their focus includes job opportunities, career progression and training, promoting a work-life balance and maternity and adoption leave.
For anyone who has a problem or needs to talk with someone away from their normal working environment, the Women’s Network has members at all levels of the organisation to give help and support to their colleagues.
The Women’s Inclusive Network is involved with internal, national and international groups to develop a network of social, professional and business contacts for all women in the police service.
The Police Federation exists to represent the interests of police officers from the rank of constable to chief inspector and is involved in all aspects of officers' work.
Whether you have concerns about your shifts, your area of work, health and safety in the workplace, your pay, pensions or the details of Police Regulations then the Federation is there to offer you help, support and advice.
It also runs a number of campaigns - locally, regionally and nationally - to address the issues of concern to its members.
UNISON represents and acts for members working in a range of public services and utilities, whether they’re employed by private companies, public authorities or in the community and voluntary sector. We represent members, negotiate and bargain on their behalf, campaign for better working conditions and pay and for public services. And more besides.