Police forces have been urged to ‘decolonise’ their training material in a bid to attract new recruits.
The College of Policing, which sets guidance for the training of police officers, issued the call in a jargon-filled equality manifesto sent to forces nationwide.
It wants trainers to ‘review curriculums to ensure “decolonisation” of learning content’ and check that teaching methods ‘implement culturally sustaining pedagogy’.
The guidance is the latest move in a controversial drive by educational institutions to make lessons more diverse, with race campaigners urging them to be more conscious of ethnic minority experiences.
Forces and universities offering professional policing courses are also being advised to ‘consider introducing gender neutral facilities’ to take account of ‘gender reassignment’ candidates.
Norfolk Constabulary issues list of 37 sexual identities and genders to help officers deal with members of the public – with critics calling it a ‘complete waste of taxpayers’ money’
A guide listing 37 different gender terms and sexual identities has been issued to police officers and staff to help them when dealing with members of the public.
Norfolk Constabulary’s document, ‘The + in LGBT’, explains current terminology alongside a picture of a ‘gender bread person’ – a play on gingerbread man.
Critics called it a ‘complete waste of taxpayers’ money’ last night.
The guide, on the force’s internal computer system, was obtained by The Mail on Sunday using a freedom of information request.
Some of the terms relating to sexuality, such as ‘questioning’ or ‘asexual’, are self evident, but others will be new to most, such as gynosexual (someone who is attracted to feminine gender presentation) and grey asexual (a person who ‘experiences attraction rarely’).
Another lesser-known term is ‘varioriented’, which is described as ‘when your sexual and romantic orientations do not target the same set of genders’.