National Sikh Police Association

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The National Sikh Police Association (NSPAUK) represents Sikh police officers and staff throughout the UK. Our aim is to champion Sikh officers and help them to thrive throughout their police careers.

Support we provide

We support serving and potential Sikh police officers to ‘bring their whole self to work’, enabling them to feel fully included and a valuable member of their force. We offer:

  • Advice on career progression and promotion processes
     
  • One-to-one in-faith mentoring
     
  • Support to combat discrimination and bullying
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Questions you might have

It’s natural to have questions if you’re thinking about becoming a police officer. The NSPAUK is here to ensure that your faith will always be respected within your role. Take a look through our FAQs below.

Can I wear my turban when on duty?

Yes, the turban is a recognised piece of police dress. 

Will I be able to attend religious festivals?

Local rosters and planning your annual leave in advance means that, where possible, your force can make reasonable adjustments so you can practice your faith.

What support is available if I experience discrimination?

The police service does not accept any form of discrimination and is committed to supporting all its officers. There are robust processes in place to ensure all officers are protected and if a Sikh officer is experiencing discrimination, get in touch with us – we’re here to help.

My family and friends don't consider being a police officer a respectable profession. Are there opportunities for career progression?

A career in policing can be both professionally and intellectually challenging. After you have finished your two-year probation period, there are many roles you can specialise in as well as opportunities to progress through the ranks. Policing is a chance to serve your community, support those who are vulnerable and make a difference, making your friends and family proud.

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Keep in touch

To find out more and keep up to date with our latest events, you can email info@nspauk.org

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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. 

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