The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has provided every police force within its membership with a copy of a seminal book published on the history of the LGBT movement.
To mark LGBT History Month, and as part of its ‘valuing difference’ drive, the PSA has written to every chief constable, presenting them with a copy of ‘Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement’ by author, Matthew Todd.
It is hoped that forces will encourage their teams to use the book as a key learning and reference point to support work to build on inclusive cultures within policing.
PSA President Paul Griffiths said, “‘Valuing difference’ is a clear and crucial focus for our association, and we are committed to supporting and influencing the national drive to enhance diversity, equality and inclusion, both within our Service, and within our membership.
“I hope that the book we are sharing may serve as an interesting and insightful reference point for officers and staff, providing information on the history of the LGBTQ movement, and key reflections on the ongoing challenges facing those within the LGBT+ community.
“Going forward, we’ll be working with our association leads for each protected characteristics to identify opportunities for real, tangible action we can make on behalf of our people to ensure UK policing becomes a Service and a workplace that our communities and our people demand and deserve.”
Books have now been delivered to each force. Anyone interested in accessing their force copy should contact their chief officer team.