Police Now submits written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee's Policing Priorities inquiry
Friday 24 February 2023
Police Now’s submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry on policing priorities has been published and sets out our key recommendations for the police service.
The Home Affairs Select Committee has chosen to inquire into the priorities of policing at a time when public confidence in the police is low. The committee aims to address what can be done to increase trust in police officers and forces and what a modern police service, fit for the 2020s, should look like.
Police Now’s submission, published in December 2022 and speaking directly to the inquiry’s key themes, sets our three recommendations for the police service based on our learning, insight and experience to date:
- Police Now recommends police forces increase attention on creating cultures of inclusion where all individuals and perspectives are valued, welcomed, and supported.
- Police Now recommends that the topic of organisational justice features more heavily in police officer training and leadership development programmes.
- Police Now recommends that forces urgently address the lack of formalised leadership development opportunities for frontline officers, with a focus on the progression of women and ethnic minority officers at Sergeant rank.
You can read Police Now’s full submission here.