Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner joins Constabulary at first ever Lancaster Pride
Clive Grunshaw joined officers, staff members and volunteers from Lancashire Constabulary celebrating diversity and promoting LGB&T rights in Lancaster.
Taking part in the first ever Pride March in Lancaster alongside hundreds of people that turned out for the event the Commissioner was also recognising the work that the Constabulary have undertaken to better reflect the diverse communities of Lancashire. The Constabulary recently climbed 135 places in Stonewall’s Workplace equality index to become one of the top ten emergency services featured.
Lancashire Victim Services were a sponsor at Pride and staff were also there to highlight the dedicated hate crime support service for anyone affected by hate based incidents within the LGB&T community.
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “I was proud to take part in the event over the weekend, hopefully the first of many more to come. It was fantastic to see such a great turnout to support for the first ever Pride in Lancaster.
“Lancashire Police have done tremendous work towards better representing and engaging with the divers communities that make our county great and I will continue to support their work in this area. It was also important to send a clear message that Lancashire is no place for hate. I will continue to work with all communities through my #saynotohate campaign to prom
Commenting on the fact that Lancashire Constabulary are now in the top ten of emergency services in Stonewall’s Workplace equality index Deputy Chief Constable Andy Rhodes said: “This is a brilliant result for Lancashire Constabulary. Whilst there is still a long way to go, everyone has put so much effort into this and working towards having an inclusive workforce, ensuring all our staff are supported and treated equally and in turn reaching out to Lancashire’s LGB&T communities.”
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