Volunteers Needed for new Race and Inclusion Board

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Are you part of the Black community in Hertfordshire? Can you help deliver the National Race Action plan in Hertfordshire, and police force objectives around race and diversity?

Recently launched by the National College of Policing, the new plan aims to address race disparities affecting Black people and change a legacy of distrust. The vision is for the police service to be anti-racist and trusted by Black people.

It complements the work already taking place in this area within Hertfordshire Constabulary.

A key part of this work is the creation of a new ‘Race and Inclusion Board’. This board will be made up of volunteers from across the Black communities in Hertfordshire and will be supported by the Chair of the Herts Black and Asian Police Association.

Superintendent and Race lead for Hertfordshire Constabulary, Nev Hanks explained: ‘The board will be updated on how the constabulary is progressing against the action plan and there will be opportunities to attend and observe police operations, take part in ride-alongs and to observe some operational, tactical and strategic meetings.

‘We want to be fully inclusive and representative of our Black communities, so are appealing for anyone interested in becoming a member to get in touch. We are particularly interested in the views of our youth community.’

For more information and how to apply please contact: hertfordshireraceandinclusion@herts.police.uk

To find out more about the Race Action Plan and ongoing work in Hertfordshire go to www.herts.police.uk.