APCC EDHR Lead Comments on 20 Years since the Macpherson Report's publication


Twenty years since the publication of the Macpherson report, policing has developed a more diverse and inclusive culture, with significant progress made in relation to diversity, equality and inclusion.

However, there is still further to go; in order to drive future progress, everyone across policing must work together openly and reflectively, to ensure both that the prejudice and ignorance identified by the report can be constantly guarded against. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will continue to play an important role in holding Chief Constables to account to make certain this continues.

PCCs, alongside Chief Constables, outlined in the Policing Vision 2025 our commitment to make the police service more representative of the communities it serves. Last year the National Police Chiefs’ Council launched their strategy on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, which outlined the measures by which forces will implement this commitment in their areas. I look forward to working with colleagues across policing to drive this change.



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To read the APCC's response to the Home Affairs Select Committee's inquiry Macpherson Report: Twenty Years on, please click here