Police Application Form : Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Should I complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form contained within the police application form?

Our advice is not to complete this section of the form when submitting it to your chosen force, no matter what your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation etc. It is completely voluntary to complete and will not hinder your application. The same cannot be said however if you do complete this section. We have evidence that this information is being used to either deselect candidates from the process or provide unwanted ‘special treatment’ that can cause animosity and tension once you are in the job. Our advice is to provide them these details once you have a firm letter of appointment or when you start, but not before.

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David Vidgen

David Vidgen is a former police recruitment manager responsible for overseeing all police recruitment marketing including application form and assessment centre practice days, recruitment website, adverts and community outreach programmes such as Gay Pride.