Equality and diversity are important – people across all communities want the police to fight crime while having confidence that their needs will be understood and respected.
The Government are pleased that Thames Valley Police have undertaken this piece of work which was co-authored by one of the Executive Directors of the national Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Police Association.
The Government established the College of Police as the professional body for policing to set standards, establish an evidence base for policing and disseminate what works.
It remains a matter for forces how they deal with issues to do with Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities. However, we would expect the College of Policing to make an assessment of effective policing practice and share effective and innovative practice where they find it.