One of the UK’s largest police forces, Avon and Somerset, was the first Constabulary to adopt Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in Policing. The programme is leading to real time changes in the way that communities are policed. Officers with enhanced CQ are more confident in being with diverse communities and they are using their understanding of cultural values and CQ to shape their responses to communities in a range of contexts.
The Constabulary has become the first Culturally Intelligent Police Force in the country. In addition to the Leading Inclusively with CQ leadership programme, we worked with teams to embed the learning. We provided safe peer discussion groups for participants to develop their CQ and apply their learning to real-time challenges in working across diverse communities.