The Constabulary has a moral and legislative requirement to check that the Police work does not impact adversely on anyone in the community and particularly with respect to race, religion, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation.
The process that checks that Cumbria Constabulary offers a fair and equitable service is called Equality Analysis. The process takes place when a new policy is written and when it is reviewed. These documents are part of the process.
All document policy documents and procedures are first assessed to see how relevant they are to particular groups in the community as the amount of time spent on Equality Analysis affects this assessment.
All members of staff undergo Equality Analysis training appropriate to their involvement.