Cultural Diversity

Policing in a culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse society

The people of NSW represent diverse views, values, languages, cultures, faiths, sexualities, educational and employment experiences. On the basis of ethnicity and spoken languages alone, NSW is one of the most diverse societies in the world.

Much like the people of NSW, the NSW Police Force reflects a vast array of backgrounds, experiences and skills. Amid this diversity, the NSW Police Force is committed to delivering the highest level of quality customer service and observing its professional and legal obligations to the people of NSW to protect them and their right to live in a harmonious and safe society. It is also committed to bringing
the best out in its people to achieve these goals.

NSW Police Force is committed to:

  • Building trust and partnerships with culturally diverse communities through respect, dialogue, cooperation, appropriate and effective consultation and communication;
  • Reducing crime and violence and the community's fear of crime; and
  • Building a committed and confident workforce by recruiting and retaining the right people, and fully developing the talents of people we have by providing career and development opportunities as well as reward and recognition for competent practices.

NSW Police Force commitment to the Principles of Multiculturalism is outlined in the NSW Police Force Priorities for Working in a Culturally, Linguistically and Religiously Diverse Society.

NSW Police Priorities for Working in a Culturally, Linguistically and Religiously Diverse Society.

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