Northumbria Police Association of Women in Policing (NPAWP)
Northumbria Police Women in Policing Association encourages everyone to embrace women of all ranks, roles and grades within the police service. Our mission is to ensure their voices are heard and they are able to make their full contribution to policing, whilst working towards gender equality. As an Association we work together to offer support, guidance and collective solutions.
The Association aims to;
- Raise awareness and understanding of issues affecting women within the police service.
- Facilitate and contribute to discussions on issues of concern to all officers, staff and volunteers - providing wherever possible the female perspective.
- Develop a network of professional and social contacts between officers, staff and volunteers locally and nationally.
- Offer advice and support.
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northumbria Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Support Association
The Association was set up in 2016 and exists to support police officers, staff and volunteers. Members are welcomed regardless of their sexual orientation / gender identity. The Association is part of the National Police LGBT Network https://www.lgbtpolice.uk/.
The Associations aims to;
- Work towards equal opportunities for LGBT+ employees.
- Offer advice and support.
- Work towards better relations between Northumbria Police and our LGBT+ communities.
- Raise awareness and understanding of issues affecting LGBT+ within the police service.
- Facilitate and contribute to discussions on issues of concern to all officers, staff and volunteers - providing wherever possible the LGBT+ perspective.
- Develop a network of professional and social contacts between officers, staff and volunteers, both locally and nationally.
Follow us on twitter at @nplgbt
Our email address is: LGBT@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Northumbria Police Health and Wellbeing Support Association (HWSA)
The Association was set up in 2018 and exists to support police officers, staff and volunteers. We are committed to focusing positively on well being. Effective engagement with our workforce is critical to sustaining the capability of the workforce; which will in turn benefits the diverse communities we police. Workplace health and well-being has risen sharply within the public policy agenda over the past decade. There is growing recognition of the positive link between employee wellbeing and long –term organisation health. There is also now a much broader understanding of holistic health and wellbeing approaches, however we believe there is still scope for wider and more integrated wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.
Our email address is email@example.com
Northumbria Police Ethnic Minority Association (NPEMA)
The Association was set up in 2017 and aims to improve the working environment of minority ethnic police officers, staff and volunteers with a view to enhancing racial harmony and quality of service provided to the communities of Northumbria.
The Association aims to:
- Provide internal support.
- Assist recruitment, development and retention strategies to ensure ethnic minorities are reflected to a greater degree across our workforce.
- Celebrate different cultures and bring communities together.
- Advise on policies and procedures.
- Advise on BME related issues affecting operational policing.
- Address the cultural and faith needs of staff.
In doing the above, we will:
- Build trust and confidence between BME communities and Northumbria Police.
- Raise the awareness and understanding of BME communities and the awareness and understanding of staff within Northumbria Police.
- Maintain and strengthen internal and external networks.
Email us at: NPEthnicMinorityAssociation@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Christian Police Support Association (CPA)
The Association was set up in 2017. We are committed to engaging with our community and supporting officers, staff and volunteers of any or no faith using our own Christian values. We try to break down barriers and misconceptions about what Christians represent. Parts of our vision are not unique to Christians, but something that we share with the vast majority of our workforce and community.
- A national voice for Christians in policing.
- Encourage and support Christians in the police service.
- Build bridges between the Christian community and the police.
- Actively leading on issues relevant to Christians in policing.
- Police and churches working together in every community to reduce crime and improve quality of life for all.
Prayer, Organisation, Justice, Truth, Peace, Love, Hope and Compassion.
Email us at: NPChristianPoliceAssociation@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
National CPA website: https://www.cpauk.net/
Northumbria Police’s Disability and Carers Association (DACA)
As part of Northumbria Police’s commitment to be inclusive of our workforce and communities, DACA is determined to improve understanding of disability and caring and for these to be viewed as an asset. Pushing boundaries is at the heart of the Association, to be dynamic and embracing change to accommodate the various visible/invisible disabilities and caring responsibilities within our Force and Force area. DACA is part of the national Disabled Police Association (DPA).
The Association is underlined by four pillars:
- Awareness: to increase awareness of issues affecting those living with hidden and visible disabilities and/or those with caring responsibilities (inclusive of disability, elderly etc.). The
- Challenge: to provide an independent and (loud) influential voice for officers, staff and volunteers with disabilities and/or those with caring responsibilities (inclusive of disability, elderly etc.).
- Change: to create positive change to improve the work life of officers, staff and volunteers with disabilities and/or those with caring responsibilities (inclusive of disability, elderly etc.).
- Support: to provide a support network for officers, staff and volunteers with disabilities and/or those with caring responsibilities (inclusive of disability, elderly etc.).
Northumbria Police has a Chaplaincy Service which acts as an independent resource for police officers, staff and volunteers. The Service is confidential and is available to employees regardless of any or no faith. Chaplains can offer a listening ear for professional or personal problems and are available with support during times of crisis. They offer guidance in moral and religious matters and act as a bridge between police and communities.