Welcome to the Disabled Police Association

We are the national body representing disability support networks from police forces across the UK. Our main aim, and a key part of our strategic vision is to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people working within the extended police family.

We offer free membership to members of the UK policing and law enforcement family, and a newsletter subscription for all our supporters. On our website you’ll also find resource pages and our blog.

DPA Mission Statement

The DPA exists to provide strategic engagement with employers and key stakeholders in order to ensure the fair treatment of disabled, injured and ill officers and staff. We aim to support the police service to deliver a fair and equitable service to all sections of the community, and in particular to improve the relationship between the police service and disabled people in society.

What do we do ?

Our Association seeks to ensure the fair treatment of everyone in the police service, but works particularly hard to ensure that it is the ability of disabled officers and staff that is recognised, rather than the employee’s limitations.

The DPA provides a strategic point of contact for police disability networks across the UK. At a national level we work with the Police Federation of England & Wales, police staff trade unions, the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the College of Policing, the Police Superintendents’ Association and national police support associations.