North Yorkshire Police is sending a powerful and positive message by signing a pledge to combat racism in the City of York.
Several organisations and partners from across the city are signing the pledge to show their commitment to stamping out racism. The pledge’s ambition is to make radical changes to ensure that those who live, work or visit the City of York are treated fairly regardless of their background, ability, gender, culture or creed.
As a values driven organisation, North Yorkshire Police is committed to providing and delivering a high quality and diverse service to the public. The force’s Positive Action team ensures that the people within the organisation are representative of a range of backgrounds and beliefs. With their support the force has also worked with local communities to shape its own diversity equality and inclusion objectives which have since been embedded across the organisation.
As part of this commitment the force will work with other partners as well as communities and support networks to continue to stand against racism, discourage both prejudices and discrimination and encourage unity within the City of York.
Last night (Wednesday 24 January 2024) the Commander for York Superintendent Fran Naughton and North Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Clarke attended the summit launch in York.
Superintendent Fran Naughton from North Yorkshire Police said:
“I am proud to sign this pledge on behalf of North Yorkshire Police. We all have an important role to play to ensure that racism has no place in society.
“The signing of this pledge will strengthen our relationship with partners and local communities and ensure that we are working to root out racism in all forms.“