We’ve worked with the College of Policing to create new guidance to encourage police forces to consider workplace adjustments for Jewish police officers and staff. Developed with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and service Jewish officers and staff, the College of Policing – Workplace adjustments for Jewish officers and staff document should help managers in policing to understand the customs of Judaism. It covers Shabbat or Sabbath, festivals, prayer, appearance, food and how best to support Jewish officers who are dealing with bereavement.   

More information can be found on the College of Policing’s website here: Jewish police officers and staff supported with new guidance | College of Policing

I’m delighted to share this guidance, which will help managers support Jewish colleagues in the workplace. I hope it will also show prospective staff that the police service is an inclusive organisation that truly values diversity.

Detective Inspector Nick Goldwater

Chair, Jewish Police Association