This week marks Race Equality Week, a UK-wide movement that unites thousands of employers, individuals and organisations to address the barriers to race equality in the workplace.
The theme for 2023 is #ItsEveryonesBusiness - because tackling race inequality is everyone’s business. We will be taking part in the five-day challenge which includes videos and activities to reflect and take action to drive Race Equality.
As a Force we are committed to the Police Race Action Plan which requires us to tackle racial disparities in policing proactively, to not exacerbate racial disparities that may exist elsewhere in society, and to be continually alive to issues of race and racism.
We sadly still see victims of racially aggravated crimes in the county and want to ensure all residents seek our help when it is needed. You can read more about hate crime and how to report incidents to us here: http://ow.ly/u2Qm50MLaMi
Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam said: “As a service we are committed to ensuring we embrace diversity and that we work to stamp out racism.
"Far too often, people are being abused and discriminated against because of their appearance and/or heritage, with such instances having damaging and lasting effects on those who have been targeted.
“By embracing such initiatives as the Race Equality Week we are able to positively call out these racist behaviours and influence positive change. Through supporting this and the Race Action Plan Lincolnshire Police will continue to support our communities to make Lincolnshire a safe place to live, work, and visit.”