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Founded in 2012, the Disabled Police Association (DPA) represents disability support networks from police forces across the UK. Our aim is to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people working within the police and the extended police family. We work particularly hard to ensure that it’s the ability of disabled officers that’s recognised, rather than their limitations.
Support we provide
As a point of contact for all kinds of disability networks within the police, we support existing and potential police officers throughout their career. The kind of support we offer includes:
- Liaising with employers to ensure the fair treatment of disabled, injured and ill officers and staff
- Access to regular disability and wellbeing-related updates and news
- Working to improve relations between the police service and disabled people in society
Many police forces offer positive action initiatives, such as mentoring and online engagement sessions, to specifically support people from under-represented groups to apply. Get in touch with your chosen force to find out what positive action initiatives they're running.