At North Wales Police we want to make a difference.
Officers and staff from all different backgrounds have come together to tell their stories and highlight our dedication to diversity, inclusion and equality.
“As a female officer from a mixed heritage background I am well aware of the challenges faced by people from diverse backgrounds.
I have had the opportunity to work in many roles including CID, Child Protection, Community Policing, and Workforce Representation. Being different has always been a positive thing for me as it has meant that I am able to bring a different perspective to the jobs I deal with.”
“As a black police staff member within North Wales Police, I am part of the solution to addressing the race imbalance within the service. My advice to Chief Officers and tireless contribution to race relations has been extremely positive, helping the community and the service to better understand and learn how to embrace each other, enhancing cohesion within the ever increasing diverse community of North Wales.”
"I am a member of police staff. I always wanted to follow in my family’s footsteps into the Police, like my father and my twin brother who both joined as officers in North Wales.
Due to a physical disability I was unable to join as an officer, but policing isn’t just about the officers though, I found there’s a wide variety of staff support roles. In 2017 I joined as staff on the Investigation Support Team, and in 2020 I became a Communications Operator in the Force Control Centre.
I find my role to be very fulfilling and I’ve been able to help a wide range of vulnerable community members, including suicidal callers and victims of fraud or domestic abuse and violence. I know I am making a real difference.
I’m proud to be an active member of our Disability Support Network which monitors and enables reasonable adjustments and fair treatment for all our officers and staff that live with a disability; and this is another area where I’m making a difference too which benefits all my colleagues."
"Having dyslexia gives me a different viewpoint to questions and problems that others may not always see, as I process information differently.
With fourteen years of military experience I have, in the past, had help and support. However I’ve also had bad experiences because my spelling was somehow seen as less than that of my peers.
Those of us with dyslexia may not always work best in an old-fashioned school-style system, but when allowed to learn and develop in a way that plays to our strengths we are more than capable of producing high value work.
I’m extremely grateful for the ongoing support I receive."
North Wales Police is committed to recruiting people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and helping them to progress in their careers within the policing family.
We will give help to those that need it, and positive action allows us to lawfully level the playing field for everyone to apply for a career within policing.