About Us

The Disabled Police Association was launched in November 2012 in response to a need for a coordinated response to national policing matters affecting disabled officers and staff within the UK police service.

Our Association is run by an Executive Committee made up of serving officers and police staff, drawn from all ranks and grades from police forces across the UK. National representatives meet regularly to discuss employment issues within the police service relating to disability, injury and illness. Support for individual officers and staff is provided by Force disability support networks.

As a national police staff network, the DPA receives ad-hoc funding from the NPCC and our members’ police forces, however we hold no budget and charge no membership fees.

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A short film on disability in policing, commissioned by the DPA and shown at the 2019 Annual Conference