The Portsmouth Police Department seeks to provide an Equal Employment Opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin or disability and to ensure this practice of nondiscrimination is applied to every aspect of its business activities.
The official implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity is the Affirmative Action Plan. In the Plan, we mandate that each person in the organization who is responsible for supervising, recruiting, hiring, and promoting must (1) conscientiously carry out that responsibility without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap, (2) base all employment status decisions with the object in mind to further the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, (3) base all employment status decisions on valid, non-biased requirements, and (4) ensure all personnel actions, such as compensation and benefits (including, but not limited to, department-sponsored education, recreation, and social programs) will be administered in the same spirit as the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
We are further committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer by numerous federal, state, and city laws on fair employment practices. To maintain this status, it is imperative that each and every employee supports our Plan and department with both the spirit and the letter of the law and the official department policy.
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Last updated 06/23/2020