Welcome to the DPA
The Disabled Police Association is a national body representing Staff Disability networks from Police Forces across the UK. Our main aim is to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people working within the extended Police family.
DPA Mission Statement
The Disabled Police Association exists to provide strategic engagement with employers and key stakeholders in order to ensure the fair treatment of disabled officers and staff within the extended police family. 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 individual difference. National representatives meet four times a year to discuss generic disability employment issues affecting the Police Service. All requests for individual support are referred to the local Disability Staff Network.
The DPA provides a strategic point of contact for all Police Disability Support Networks across the UK but we hold no financial budget and receive no Government Funding.
At a National level we work with the Police Federation, all unions, the Association of Chief Police Officers and other Police Support organisations.
- Pay reforms: Disabled officers ‘substantially disadvantaged’ – Police Oracle 25/03/14
- Police Arbitration Tribunal Note from National Disabled Police Association 12.03.14
- Driving Forward Diversity In The Police Conference (14 May, 2014)
- Note from the Web Editor: There will be a FAQ set up this month to let the policing community around the country to see the common questions we are receiving at force level and provide you with an informed response. Sadly the DPA is not in a position at the moment to respond to individual emails based on common themes/trends. We advise individuals who are serving in the Police Service to contact your individual force disability network/advisor. The DPA communicates regularly with individual forces, where they have the opportunity to raise issues for DPA committee review. 09.03.14
- DPA Vice Chair Andy Garrett response to PAT and Home Secretary Decision on Restricted Duties 09.03.14