The Black Support Network was formerly recognised in 1994 and has the following aims:
- To provide a support network for members
- To support recruitment, retention and career developments
- To assist with the review and development of policies
- To represent members views and community concerns
- To support the Force to keep communities safe from harm
When required, 'task and finish' groups report back on projects and issues to support the aims of the association.
The network works in collaboration with the Force Equality Supporters, Occupational Health, the Police Federation, Unison and other support associations specifically on confidence issues on Race and Diversity.
The Leicestershire Police purpose-built multi-faith and non-faith room was opened in June 2005. It is available for all officers, staff, volunteers and visitors to use and is situated at Leicestershire Police Headquarters.
The room is a comfortable place for prayer and quiet reflection away from the busy work environment.
Leicestershire Police has a proud history of community policing. The Black Support Network shall seek to extend and enhance this service to all communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.