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 supports and represents those affected by disabilities – including those who live with conditions but do not refer to themselves as ‘disabled’ – by working with others to provide the best possible knowledge through lived experience and interests. We are united as representatives of a national confederation of local networks, and as a voice for the disabled community.

To find out more, click on the link for the DPA 2021-24 Strategy (PDF download).

What do we do ?

Our Association seeks 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.