October is Black History Month, and for us in Derbyshire it’s a chance to celebrate the value and contribution of our Black communities.
Throughout the month, we are supporting activities and sharing messages that focus on Black History.
This year’s calendar of Black History Month events are brought to you in collaboration with Derbyshire County Council, with support from other agencies and organisations. Together we are working to recognise cultural and religious events in our calendars, as well as highlighting career paths, and other engagement opportunities.
The theme for Black History Month 2023 is ‘Saluting our Sisters'. The theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’ emphasises the vital role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.
During Black History Month we invite you to get involved, as we take you on a journey of unsung inspirational women of our time. Women who have influenced history, education, science, inventions, music, food, and medicine.
You'll be able to access a range of resources such as recipes, books, films, and events that we hope you will be able to participate in or share with others.
We aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities that we serve. We continue to work within communities and utilise positive action to support this aim. The force has a Positive action team of officers and staff that work within our communities to attract, recruit and support members of our community in the routes into our policing family.