Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to building our relationships with under-represented groups and encouraging them to join our policing family.

Under-represented characteristics may include one or more of the protected characteristics below:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

From the moment you come into contact with the police family at Hertfordshire Constabulary we want you to feel recognised as an individual.

We’re seeking people who possess the skills, experience and potential to become superb police officers. Positive Action is the name given to measures under the Equality Act 2010 that promote equality of opportunity. The Equality Act empowers us to remove these barriers when they are in connection to a protected characteristic, so that we can work together towards achieving true equality.

People with language skills, different cultures or backgrounds are encouraged to apply to join our workforce. The Positive Action recruitment team creates a level playing field; supporting a protected group by overcoming a disadvantage, meeting a particular need or encouraging participation in an activity where it is disproportionately low.

Positive Action is lawful and can be used to redress any imbalance of opportunity or disadvantage that an individual with a protected characteristic could face. Every candidate who enters our recruitment process is assessed on equal merit, this means candidates are scored at every stage of the application process. Guidance for applying positive action is set out in the Equality Act 2010 and Hertfordshire Constabulary follows this rigorously to ensure we apply the law in a professional environment.

Case Studies Our Officers

PC Taz Gill

PC Taz Gill

PC Taranvir Gill has been a Hertfordshire police officer for seven years and for most of that time he has also been mentoring hopefuls looking to join the force.

Born in Leicester, Taz, 26, moved to Hertfordshire when he was in primary school and says it was rare to spot another Sikh in the community.

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PC Mohammed Ali

PC Mohammed Ali

PC Mohammed Ali may have spent almost two decades in policing but it was only when he arrived in Herts that he felt truly at home.

“It’s been just wonderful,” Mo smiled. “I wanted to progress my career, saw a recruitment ad for Herts and did some research. I spoke to loads of people, learned that Herts is a friendly family force where everyone was welcoming and now I’m here, it’s true!

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