CHESHIRE Police has been recognised for its practice on race equality in the workplace.

The constabulary has been named as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race in a listing published by Business in the Community.

It includes and unranked list of 65 public and private sector organisations who had to evidence that they are putting leadership on race into place as well as creating inclusive workplace cultures.

David Keane, police and crime commissioner, said: “One of my key policing priorities is to deliver a service connected to our communities.

“Creating an inclusive workplace is a vital element in achieving this goal, and I am therefore extremely pleased that the force has been named by Business in the Community as one of the UK’s Best Employers for Race.

“This recognition reflects the work being done to ensure we are a police force and an organisation demonstrating best practice on race equality.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, race equality director at Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Cheshire Constabulary on being named in the first ever Best Employers for Race listing.

“They are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities within their organisation and have shown their commitment and leadership on this issue.

“I hope more employers will follow their example of best practice and take part in the 2018 listing.

“If employers truly want their workplaces to reflect the clients, communities and customers they serve, the time to act is now.”