'PCCs are working to promote inclusivity and challenge injustices'
Statement from John Campion, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, on behalf of the APCC’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights portfolio:
Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Whilst it happened thousands of miles away in Minneapolis, emotion and frustration spread across the world.
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected as the voice of the communities in policing, working to promote inclusivity, and challenge injustices. We all have an important role to play in listening to these voices, especially of those who don’t always have a say. It’s important we do all we can to ensure that the communities we live in are free from injustices and inequalities.
PCCs across the country have been working, through the Race Disparity Working Group, to ensure there is more diversity in the police workforce and issues including hate crime are addressed. Meanwhile, the APCC’s Race Disparity In Focus report details some of the local initiatives we have been championing, from Torbay to Tyneside.
We have also been working closely with partners across policing, including the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs’ Council.