Can I attend religious festivals?
By planning and booking annual leave in advance means that you can attend religious celebrations such as Vaisakhi. Local forces can look to make reasonable adjustments provision for prayer time and other religious commitments. It is useful to note that many celebrations such as Nagar Kirtans (Sikh processions) involve engagement with the police so it is possible in participate in such celebrations in duty time.
Can I wear my turban in the police?
The dastaar or turban is widely recognised as a status of religious identify and Sikh officers and staff, men and women alike can wear the turban within the police service. For uniformed officers generally wear navy blue or black turbans but for more specific guidance, please speak with your local recruitment and HR team if you have any questions.
How inclusive are the police?
The police as a whole strive to be a diverse and inclusive service representative of all communities across the country. Recruitment from under represented groups including the Sikh community is encouraged through positive action initiatives. Representation across most groups is increasing however the service still have a long way to go. By joining the police you can help to be a part of that change.