About Us

The Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Police Association is a national staff support association.


Our aim is to continue with our founding purpose from 2014, which has been to support  Police Officers and Police Staff across the United Kingdom who are from Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller heritage in the work environment and this will always remain our primary purpose.


In addition to these ethnic minority populations we also support colleagues from other historically or traditionally nomadic cultures or heritages, including Showmen, Boaters and New Travellers.


Since its inception, the GRTPA has created a place where education and awareness around GRT cultures & histories are key. This has ensured that members of the policing family have a better awareness of the key issues the GRT face and helped to reduce the incidences of prejudice and racism.


Not only has GRTPA achieved this within the Police, but also through external work and publicity we have engendered a mutual trust and confidence with members of our community through the positive work we are doing. GRT community members outside of the police have acknowledged our hard work and we’ve received much positive feedback, such as “pleased to have all you for connections it’s made the difference” and in relation to our reporting of hate speech on social media “it’s so good to see more and more reports going in about these pages and comments”.

Our current objectives are to:

  • Develop & support training packages that can be used by all Police forces across the UK.
  • Be involved in awareness training & recruitment campaigns together with supporting candidates from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller backgrounds.
  • To be visible and offer cultural awareness, advice and guidance internally but also externally.
  • Work with other organisations, associations and charities to improve the relationships between the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and the Police.

 Recent Activities:

  • Our most recent activities are included in our News / Events pages and also shown on our home page

Page last updated: Sunday 21st August 2022