Constabulary ranked 13th most inclusive UK employer for 2018/19 Date published: 21st November 2018 11.47am

Cheshire Constabulary has been ranked 13th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List for 2018/19.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises the efforts of organisations attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, to achieve equality, diversity and inclusion.

The list was compiled by a panel of judges, who made the selection using evidence from a combination of topics, including recruitment procedures, training and a host of diversity related initiatives.

The results were announced at the Inclusive Companies Awards in Manchester on 15 November 2018.

Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick said: "We are really proud to be named in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list for another year. This is an exceptional achievement which showcases to members of our communities how committed we are to increasing diversity in force.

"This is great recognition for the Constabulary and I am extremely pleased that our commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse and inclusive workforce has been recognised nationally."

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David Keane, added: "This is a fantastic achievement for the Constabulary and is testament to their commitment to increasing diversity within the workforce to ensure the make-up of police officers, staff and volunteers is truly representative of the communities it serves.

"Having a diverse workforce increases the Constabulary's potential to build trust with all communities throughout Cheshire, which will improve its ability to tackle crime and support victims."

Founder and CEO of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, Paul Sesay, said: "The most successful and prosperous employers understand the value and rewards of harnessing diverse talent. Those featured on the definitive list of the UK's most inclusive employers are leading the way in providing inclusive workplaces where everyone feels empowered to be the very best they can be".

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