Gay equality organisation ranks Hampshire Constabulary among top employers

Daily Echo: Gay equality organisation ranks police among top employers Gay equality organisation ranks police among top employers

HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has remained the UK’s top police force for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.

The constabulary came 14th in an annual workplace index compiled by the Stonewall organisation that ranks the country’s employees on their commitment to their LGB staff and communities.

Chief Constable Alex Marshall said: “My organisation is as committed now as it ever has been to providing an excellent service and ensuring everyone is treated fairly, equally and with respect.

“I applaud the achievements of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and all the organisations that enter into it. The fact the competition has become much tougher is testament to the progress the country as a whole is making in improving the quality of life for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.”

Related links

Comments (8)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:35pm Fri 13 Jan 12

soton-mike80 says...

Well done Hampshire Police... you boys and girls in blue make us all proud every day! :o)
Well done Hampshire Police... you boys and girls in blue make us all proud every day! :o) soton-mike80
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Fri 13 Jan 12

chrisdemeanour says...

O.M.G! What has happened to the Police???May I suggest that constable Marshall re-reads the oath he swore on taking his job. It should go without saying that all are equal and should be treated as such. His concerns should be simply improving the life of ALL people, not worrying about winning competitions to improve quality of life for gays or establish who is the most gay friendly cop in the village. You don't, or shouldn't even need to know who is or isn't gay, transbender, lesbian, or even heterosexual, just treat EVERYONE right and get the police to do their job, e.g. catching criminals riding around carrying safes etc.
How very very sad!
O.M.G! What has happened to the Police???May I suggest that constable Marshall re-reads the oath he swore on taking his job. It should go without saying that all are equal and should be treated as such. His concerns should be simply improving the life of ALL people, not worrying about winning competitions to improve quality of life for gays or establish who is the most gay friendly cop in the village. You don't, or shouldn't even need to know who is or isn't gay, transbender, lesbian, or even heterosexual, just treat EVERYONE right and get the police to do their job, e.g. catching criminals riding around carrying safes etc. How very very sad! chrisdemeanour
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Fri 13 Jan 12

angus mc coatup says...

transbender! is that a word.
transbender! is that a word. angus mc coatup
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Fri 13 Jan 12

chrisdemeanour says...

It is now! hope I don't get locked up for a word crime!!
It is now! hope I don't get locked up for a word crime!! chrisdemeanour
  • Score: 0

7:28pm Fri 13 Jan 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

DOING HE GAY SWAY YOUR NICKED!
DOING HE GAY SWAY YOUR NICKED! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Fri 13 Jan 12

angus mc coatup says...

chris
don't worry they will probably give you a hundred lines.And incidentally I totally agree with your post, the police should stop trying to be social workers and get on with catching the wrong uns
chris don't worry they will probably give you a hundred lines.And incidentally I totally agree with your post, the police should stop trying to be social workers and get on with catching the wrong uns angus mc coatup
  • Score: 0

12:47pm Sat 14 Jan 12

GraduallyACat says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
chris
don't worry they will probably give you a hundred lines.And incidentally I totally agree with your post, the police should stop trying to be social workers and get on with catching the wrong uns
A hundred lines?! Wow! I'll be up for days
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: chris don't worry they will probably give you a hundred lines.And incidentally I totally agree with your post, the police should stop trying to be social workers and get on with catching the wrong uns[/p][/quote]A hundred lines?! Wow! I'll be up for days GraduallyACat
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Sun 15 Jan 12

gazdance says...

I am gay and I am a serving police officer with Hampshire Constabulary.

In response to some of the comments placed on here I would like to inform people that this result has not come about as the result of some box ticking agenda from senior management. Every year a voluntary survey gets emailed out to all officers and staff. We can fill it in if we want to - no one forces anyone to do and it takes all of 2 minutes. The completed surveys are then sent back to Stonewall.

Yes, Chrisdemeanour, all should be treated equally but that has not always been the case in the work place for gay people/black people/women etc. The results of the survey simply reflect the feelings of staff within the organisation.

I would say that all police officers are up for equal opportunity policing i.e it doesn't matter whether you are gay, straight, black, asian, white male or female; if you're a criminal then you're getting arrested!

As for the comment about the police should stop being social workers - you will find that most police officers would love to - but the reality is that no one else would do half of the stuff the police are expected to do.
I am gay and I am a serving police officer with Hampshire Constabulary. In response to some of the comments placed on here I would like to inform people that this result has not come about as the result of some box ticking agenda from senior management. Every year a voluntary survey gets emailed out to all officers and staff. We can fill it in if we want to - no one forces anyone to do and it takes all of 2 minutes. The completed surveys are then sent back to Stonewall. Yes, Chrisdemeanour, all should be treated equally but that has not always been the case in the work place for gay people/black people/women etc. The results of the survey simply reflect the feelings of staff within the organisation. I would say that all police officers are up for equal opportunity policing i.e it doesn't matter whether you are gay, straight, black, asian, white male or female; if you're a criminal then you're getting arrested! As for the comment about the police should stop being social workers - you will find that most police officers would love to - but the reality is that no one else would do half of the stuff the police are expected to do. gazdance
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree