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Support in the workplace

Our staff support their community, and we do our utmost to support our staff. In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know on what we can offer for our employees.

 

Our commitment to our community

We want to ensure that our force always represents the diverse and vibrant community we serve. To that end, we’ve devised values that support our strategy, main aims and vision.

Recognising and drawing on our differences makes us better as a police force, so we actively look to bring out the best in each other, as individuals and as teams.

It’s vital that we act as ethical and professional public servants, and we encourage all our staff and volunteers to stand by our Code of Ethics.

We’re committed to providing the best service we can for the people of Hertfordshire.  We place a high value on our position as a local organisation, and do everything possible to support the community in whatever way we can.

We are a richly diverse workforce, and we aim to care for all employees by providing access to a wealth of support networks and groups.

Hertfordshire Black and Asian Police Association (HBAPA)

The HBAPA is a support group, set up in 1998, for visible ethnic minority police officers and police staff.

The group aims to harness the experience and expertise of visible ethnic minority staff within Hertfordshire, and strives to improve working environment, to promote cultural diversity in employment, and to contribute to a changing culture.

For general enquiries, email.

Hertfordshire Association of Muslim Police (HAMP)

HAMP aims to assist Muslims in the workplace with prayer, fasting, and opportunities to raise any concerns within their working environment. HAMP also helps the wider force to understand the issues faced by Muslim staff on a day-to-day basis. For further information you can email Irfan Ishaq.

British Association of Women Police (BAWP)

This national organisation embraces women of all ranks and grades within the police service. It gives women a voice, helps raise awareness of issues affecting women, and offers a framework of female support. Within Hertfordshire, officers and staff have an accessible network for discussing and dealing with particular career or life issues. That can be anything from equal opportunities to family-friendly working practices. For general enquiries please email.

You can also find more information on the BAWP website.

Hertfordshire Police Women’s Network (HPWN)

The HPWN harnesses the experience and expertise of all women in the workforce, to provide support and to contribute to a changing culture. Membership is automatic for every female member of staff, paid or voluntary. The group aims to show that women are valued by the force, and looks to achieve gender balance. In addition, HPWN ensures that women’s voices are heard in influential policy forums, and helps develop an understanding of the competing demands that women can face in achieving a work/life balance. It’s a support network that promotes equality and development opportunities, as well as demonstrating the importance of cultural diversity in employment and service delivery. HPWN is also instrumental in improving recruitment, retention, and progression, and in developing new and existing policies. If you have any questions, please email.

 

 

Hertfordshire LGBT+ Network

The Hertfordshire LGBT+ Network was set up in 2001 to provide an internal network for local LGBT+ staff and officers. The network works on the ground to make Hertfordshire a safe, supportive, and fair working environment for LGBT+ employees. Now an established networking resource, fully supported at the highest management level, our LGBT+ Network provides advice and practical assistance on any relevant issues. It also works to improve working practices, eliminate discrimination, and influence new policy development. For further information you can email LGBT+ in confidence.

Hertfordshire Disability and Carers Network (HDCN)

The Hertfordshire Disability and Carers Network offers support for staff and officers who may have a disability or health issue, or who provide support or care for someone with a disability. Active in the promotion of disability rights and awareness, HDCN members are consulted and involved in making policy and procedural recommendations to the Constabulary. All staff and officers of the Constabulary are considered to be members of the Hertfordshire branch of the Disabled Police Association. HDCN works with colleagues in neighbouring Policing areas and engages with the Disabled Police Association at National Level.  Enquiries should be sent via email.

Police Pagan Association (PPA)

The Pagan Police Association is a national organisation supporting pagan officers and staff. Working together, PPA aims to improve the relationship between the pagan community and the police. If you have any questions, please email Andrew Pardy or visit the website.

Christian Police Association (CPA)

The Christian Police Association has branches in the majority of police forces in the UK. As part of the CPA, each branch is run locally under the national authority of the CPA Council. We actively engage in both support and encouragement of officers and staff, by meeting and emailing circulations of Bible reflections. You can find more information about the CPA on their website.

You can also follow them on Twitter at @HertsCPA and on Facebook.

Hertfordshire Emerald Society

The Hertfordshire Emerald Society has been formed to bring together all police staff and officers who have a connection to Ireland or have an interest in its culture and history. Enquiries should be sent via email.

Menopause Action Group (HMAG)

The Hertfordshire Menopause Action Group (HMAG) is a support network responsible for steering the force’s menopause-related strategy, as well as managing and monitoring delivery of associated plans, ensuring that managers are aware of the guidance available to help them support any of their staff who are struggling to manage at work because of menopausal symptoms. Enquiries should be sent via email.

UNISON

If you’re a UNISON member, you’ll receive preferential travel insurance, and access to a robust healthcare scheme, covering everything from eye exams to hospital stays. You can also obtain these benefits for your dependents. Mortgage advice will also be available, as will assistance with wills, and you’ll be offered discounts on cars, insurance, holidays, and plenty of other products.

Police Federation of England and Wales

The Police Federation of England and Wales is one of the largest staff associations in the UK, representing the interests of all police constables, sergeants and inspectors (including chief inspectors).

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