“As the Chair of the City of London Police Equality and Inclusion Operational Delivery Board and National Co-Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network, I am passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

We strive to create an organisation that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Difference is valued and drives innovation, which is fundamental in ensuring that we grow, improve and identify smarter and more creative ways of providing a first class service to our community.

Our support networks are there to support everyone and to ensure that we maintain a culture of celebrating diversity and inclusion.”

T/Commander Clinton Blackburn

Disability Network

The Disability Enabling Network is a group of staff willing to give help and assistance to all staff either for themselves or if a supervisor needs advice for a member of staff in regard to disabilities, rather than the way you have described it.

The employer’s forum on disability is an organisation focused on disability as it effects business. Its aim is to enable companies to become disability confident.

For more information please email [email protected]

Health & Wellbeing Network

The Health and Wellbeing Network will provide useful guidance and advice to help you manage, maintain and improve your health.

This will come from engaging with industry experts, raising awareness of national campaigns and running events that will help you to take positive steps to looking after your health at work.

This includes mental health, nutrition advice, alternative therapies and advice through a fitness mentor.

For further information please email Health&[email protected]

Womens Network

The Women’s Network is here to provide support and inspiration to the whole police family which establishes a culture of gender equality and assisting women to achieve their full potential.

Our aim is to raise awareness and understanding of issues affecting women in the Police Service, to build discussions on issues and provide the female perspective, develop a professional network of officers and contribute to the professional development of members. We run various awareness sessions for all employees that have covered topics such as menopause, prostate cancer and nutrition workshops. We support and deliver development programmes to help women achieve their potential. We regularly participate in joint ventures such as the City of London International Women’s Day event held annually at the Guildhall.

You do not have to sign-up to be part of the network. Everyone across the force is welcome, this includes men who may need assistance supporting female colleagues and family members.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the network then please contact us at [email protected]

Christian Police Association (CPA)

The aims of the CPA are to promote and foster the fellowship of Christians in the Police Service in that unity which is enjoyed by those who are born again by the Spirit of God.

To demonstrate this relationship to God in a concern for righteousness both on and off duty; and to obey Christ in proclaiming his gospel, especially to members of the Police Service that they might be brought to know him personally.

Based on our Aims, the principles of the Christian Police Association are:

Fellowship. In order to develop in our faith and life, Christians linked by a common purpose need to meet together.

Ethical Values. To make a lasting impact on society, Christians need to demonstrate their adherence to biblical ethics.

Proclamation. Communication of the gospel is an essential element in educating and bringing people to faith in Christ.

Association of Muslim Police

AMP is the City of London Police employee network proving confidential support, advice and guidance to all employees about issues relating to Islam.

The AMP Network aims to assist Muslims in the police service to observe their faith, offer advice during recruitment and retention of Muslim staff support members across arrange of welfare needs and promote a wider understanding of Islam within the police service and the wider community and assist with promoting community cohesion, including engagement with the local community.

In today’s diverse society we live and work with people who have many different religions and beliefs. Being able to work effectively together in mutual respect and understanding is the key to our success as a police force. By joining the AMP, you can help the association achieve its aims, while also benefiting from the services it provides.

Membership is open to all City of London Police employees who support the aims and objectives of the Association of Muslim Police, as set out in its constitution – regardless of their faith or role within the organisation.

If you want to know more then please contact us at [email protected]

Black Police Association (BPA)

The City BPA aims to represent the opinions and views of Black and Minority Ethnic employees of the City of London Police and the communities they serve.

“Be the Change you want to see in the world” complements the City BPA’s mission statement, which is “...seeking to improve the working environment of Minority Ethnic personnel within the City of London Police, with a view to improving the quality of service to the public and colleagues.”

Black Police Association in the City of London will not only be beneficial to Police employees but also to the Community they serve - partnership with the Community is key in building a safer society for all; we must be willing to be the change we want to see.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the BPA, then please email us - [email protected]

LGBT Network

CoLP has an active LGBT+ network that aims to transform the experiences of LGBT+ people in the workplace by offering support to colleagues and promoting a better understanding of LGBT+ issues and experiences.

There is a social element to the network and we participate in London and Brighton Pride amongst various other events. However we also help to ensure that CoLP remains an inclusive environment for LGBT+ people to feel confident in being themselves.

The Network has a large membership base, including visible allies, trained LGBT+ advisers and senior management.

The current LGBT Network email group is a closed membership group, which means anyone can join it anonymously without their name being visible to others. If you wish to join the network, all you need to do is email the LGBT Network Admin mailbox; this is managed by the co-chairs of the network, who will then be able to add you to the group. The aim of a closed email group is to make the network more accessible and encourage new members to join.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the network then please contact us at [email protected]

Our LGBT+ Network is part of the National LGBT+ Police Network, which includes 50 regional and local LGBT+ Police Support Networks from around the United Kingdom.