The MDP has a high commitment to diversity and equality. We recognise that our ability to provide an effective service depends on the skills and abilities of our people and the more diverse our people are, the wider the range of skills, abilities and experiences available to us will be.
We have worked hard to develop an inclusive approach that values the diversity of our people and which seeks to understand and address the issues facing particular groups. We aim to enable every officer to realise their potential and contribute fully to developing the performance of the MDP as a whole. We are assisted in this by our minority staff support groups for female, disabled, ethnic minority and lesbian, gay and bi-sexual staff.
The MDP welcomes applications from suitably qualified individuals from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability status, gender, gender identity, marital status, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
We are committed to building an organisation which is representative of the community we serve and so particularly encourage applications from people from minority or under-represented groups.
The MDP is an accredited user of the Disability Two Ticks Symbol and we will seek to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to participate in the recruitment process. However, given the strict medical and fitness standards required for entry to the Police Service, it may mean that people with some disabilities are unlikely to qualify for recruitment.