Bedfordshire Police has been accredited by a number of
organisations to highlight our commitment to ensuring we nurture
and develop our diverse workforce.
The Government has awarded the Force a Positive About
Disabled People symbol, which demonstrates we have made a
commitment to employing, retaining and developing the abilities of
our disabled officers and staff.
We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion which
highlights out commitment to ensuring we create the right working
environment for our lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) officers and
staff. The programme assists the organisation to ensure our
culture, policies, procedures and practices are fully inclusive of
our LGB staff.
The College of Policing has awarded
Bedfordshire Police with a National Police Promotion Framework
(NPPF) licence which enables the Force to develop an officer's
ability to work at sergeant or inspector level. The college
also allows the Force to accredit investigators on
the Professionalising Investigation Programme
(PIP) from levels one to four.
The Force is an accredited City and Guilds
Centre to progress vocational qualifications including
a QCF in Policing for student officers and in Management
for those on the Sergeant and Inspector promotion processes.
Bedfordshire Police hold ‘direct centre
status’ with City and Guilds which means that we are subject to
their quality inspections and are able to issue certificates
This involves maintaining excellent standards
in our assessment and verification practices along with effective
management of the programmes.