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Our vision is to to support and represent our members’ welfare and interests, while being an influential voice in policing for the public good.

A core priority is therefore aligned to 'valuing difference' in all aspects of our work:

  • The diversity within our membership
  • The rich and diverse nature of our workforce
  • The diversity of the communities in which we serve

NEC Reserve Seats 

Our policy making body, the National Executive Committee, includes reserve place seats, representing the interests of under represented groups within our membership.  These include:

  • BAME
  • Gender
  • LGBT+
  • Disability

Members in these reserve places bring issues facing members, and other staff and officers within the police family, to the association to inform and support our work towards ensuring that equality and diversity runs through all we do.

Future Supers

Supporting colleagues from under-represented groups into senior ranks

The PSA’s Future Supers Programme was launched in July 2021 and supports police officers and staff from under-represented groups at inspecting ranks and police staff equivalent, in their journey towards senior leadership.
 Delivered in partnership with the College of Policing, the programme provides support on:

  1. How to prepare effectively and build confidence for the next promotion process
  2. How to lead effectively in more complex political environments associated with senior operational leadership positions
  3. How to develop and sustain personal resilience to support and foster long term success
The Programme is delivered via webinars consisting of nine inputs from influential speakers across the policing landscape.
Webinars are supported with direct coaching and mentoring from PSA or senior police staff members who have volunteered their time to provide contextually specific support from a race and ethnicity perspective to aid candidate’s further development.
Themes covered in the webinars include:

  • Evidence assessment, interview preparation and technique
  • Developing political awareness and acumen
  • Learning to lead without authority both internally and externally with partnership agencies
  • Building effective networks
  • How to be an outstanding communicator
  • Developing personal resilience through understanding personal bias
Feedback from a 2021 candidate:
“The three events that you have set up so far have been really insightful and interesting, the use of the mentor has been invaluable.
“What’s really coming across in this programme is the genuine authenticity to make a difference, which Paul has articulated throughout this programme.”
If you have any further queries regarding the programme, please email [email protected]

Coaching and Mentoring

In 2018, The Police Superintendents’ Association launched a Coaching and Mentoring Programme, in collaboration with the College of Policing.

The  programme provides training in becoming a coach or mentor, enabling officers and staff across the policing family, access to informal, flexible support to help their professional development.

The scheme is specifically aimed at staff from under represented groups, and to date, 22% of beneficiaries are from a BAME background and 61% are female. Learn more here.

Resources for members

The Chartered Management Institute published 'A Practical Guide on Workplace Inclusion' in 2020 which features a range of insight and best practice on creating inclusive workplaces.  The guide can be accessed here.

NPCC, APCC and College of Policing: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Conference, Building legitimacy - Challenge, Learning and Action.
Please find a range of useful resources from this recent national conference below:
Being Disability Confident
Disproportionality within Vetting 'As Is' - DEI Breakout session.pdf
Faith + Police Briefing 22.12.20.pptx
Faith Communities Guide to Engaging with Police (25.02.20).pdf
Positive pathways into policing.pdf
Promoting the common agenda and the role of NBPA.pdf
Targeted Attraction and Outreach.pdf
Training Slides.pdf
Using diversity information.pdf
Virtual EIA Workshop.pdf