Police Scotland partner with Black Professionals Scotland
Police Scotland has partnered with community interest company Black Professionals Scotland (BPS) as we bring additional focus to how we reflect, represent and serve our communities.
The collaboration will support policing in Scotland and help to connect with communities through BPS networks and events. BPS members will also contribute to Police Scotland events and provide insight into our Black communities.
Our partnership with BPS is led by Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor who chairs the Police Scotland Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights Strategic Oversight Board. The Board seeks to bring greater focus on how policing in Scotland reflects, represents and serves across all of our communities.
DCC Taylor said: “Police Scotland strives to be a welcoming and inclusive organisation where people feel valued and supported. We recognise the importance of creating an environment where everyone can thrive and flourish, in what is a demanding but incredibly rewarding vocation.
“Like other sectors and organisations there are areas of our society which we can better reflect, represent and serve. Progress has been made but there is much still to do to fully meet this operational necessity and moral imperative.
“I am grateful to Black Professionals Scotland for agreeing to work with us as we seek to strengthen our relationships with Black communities across Scotland”
BPS seeks to empower Scotland-based Black Ethnic Minority professionals with skills and information to be the best they can within their chosen careers and support school and university leavers to enter the workplace.
BPS founder and Chief Executive Officer Enoch Adeyemi said: "We are pleased that Police Scotland is now officially a partner of Black Professionals Scotland.
“Having Police Scotland come on this journey with us demonstrates a willingness to work together to achieve better outcomes for Black Ethnic Minorities in Scotland.
“Over the coming weeks and months, we will jointly be exploring various opportunities to help drive positive changes within our community."
Click here to find out more about BPS https://blackprofessionalsscotland.com/