Say hello to our new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion team
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A new team has been created to help Hertfordshire Constabulary on its journey to becoming an even more inclusive place to work.
Together, Inspector Kelly Day and PC Mo Fahad make up the new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) team based at force headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.
Kelly, pictured above, is originally from Wales and a law graduate from Swansea University. She joined Bedfordshire Police as a PC in 2003 after moving to Hertfordshire the previous year.
The mum-of-three held several uniformed roles during her 20 years’ service, most of which were based in Luton. She spent time with Response, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Crime Investigation Team and Custody, to name just a few.
“My new role has allowed me to work more closely with officers and staff of all ranks, as well as our partners and the wider community. I’ve already worked alongside others to make significant improvements to the force’s Race Action Plan and our Menopause Accreditation, as well as DEI training packages for officers and staff,” said Kelly.
“However, to fully understand the cultural landscape of an organisation – and the need for adjustments and improvements – we must listen to those who experience it daily. Mo and I are passionate about making sure those with protected characteristics are supported to be themselves in the workplace. Diversity makes us stronger together.”
PC Mo Fahad (pictured below) joined Herts Police nearly four years ago, where he mainly worked as an Intervention officer responding to urgent calls from the public.
Mo, a graduate in law and criminology, is a Muslim of south Asian/Bengali descent. He said: “I’m very excited about this new role as it’s giving me an opportunity to learn more about the range of protected characteristics that different people have. I’ll then be using that information to help our organisation to become a more inclusive environment for all.
“As part of my religious and moral beliefs I strive to maintain good character and etiquette. I feel this approach has enabled me to thrive in my policing career thus far.
“To be able to be myself at work has allowed me to truly thrive, and this has only been the case because my colleagues are inclusive and respect the differences in our culture and religion.
“I view this new role as a massive learning opportunity and I’m open to conversations with everyone to better my knowledge, and in turn create a welcoming workplace for all.”
Mo is pictured below, performing a Muslim prayer ritual.
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