Leicestershire Police’s most important asset is its people and it is through their professionalism, dedication and determination that the Force is able to protect our communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire Police has over 2300 police officers and over 1200 police staff spread across a policing area that covers 2,500 square kilometres.
Our people are spread over many specialist departments and sections combining a wide-range of specialist skills, talents and abilities to create a diverse police force that provides a professional service to all members of the communities we serve.
By recognising and valuing individual differences we can develop our understanding and increase confidence among all groups both within the force and in the community.
We aim to make Leicestershire Police an organisation that reflects the diversity of the communities and cultures within which we operate, ensuring that in our organisational structures, decision-making processes, our ways of working, communicating and managing, diversity is welcomed and embraced.
Leicestershire Police produces an Equality Scheme, which is published on this website, that highlights and explain the current work being undertaken in the area of race and diversity.
One of the key areas of work is it concentrates on is the recruitment, retention and progression of members of the black and minority ethnic communities, as well as other under represented groups within the force. It is of vital importance that the police service is representative of the community that it serves and is one of the top priorities for the Force.
Leicestershire Police is led by a team of chief officers headed by the Chief Constable, Simon Cole, and supported by a deputy chief constable, an two assistant chief constables, a director of HR and a director of finance. Their role is to provide strategic leadership for the Force and you can find out more about them by following the links elsewhere on this page.
Leicestershire Police is fortunate to have a wide range of internal support networks in operation including
- Black Police Association
- Christian Police Association
- Disability Support Network
- Gay Police Association
- Women’s Network
The aim of these networks is to provide a support mechanism for all our staff and work closely with each other to improve the quality of service for police officers, police staff, members of the special constabulary and volunteers.
Leicestershire Police is committed to enhancing the development of its staff and to encourage them to reach their full potential and its Performance and Development Review (PDR) system ensures the continuous development of individuals.
The main objectives of the PDR system are to ensure staff know what the force aims to achieve and how they can contribute to Force objectives, to improve the performance of individuals by enabling them to develop towards required standards and to ensure that staff who are not performing to the required standard are assisted in achieving it.
Members of Leicestershire Police are also actively encouraged to suggest ways in which the force can improve performance in all areas of its service to the public. The ‘Solutions’ scheme is open to all employees of Leicestershire Police and has been extended to members of the public, with entry forms in all front enquiry offices and on the Force website.
One of the principal aims of the scheme is to help break down some of the existing barriers of communication between management and staff and provide a communication channel for staff to pass ideas up the organisation.