SEMPERscotland is a Scottish-wide organisation born out of the pressing need to ensure race equaility within the Scottish Police Service.
It was established in 2003 to primarily support and represent minority ethnic employees.
The organisation is run by an executive committee made up of members of staff from various ranks and levels within the service, who are committed to promoting wider understanding of the needs of minority ethnic employees and the valuable contribution they made to the overall success of policing in Scotland.
SEMPERscotland is the organisation specifically created to support and represent all minority ethnic employees in the police services of Scotland. The Scottish-wide staff association serves all eight forces, British Transport Police and the Scottish Police Services Authority.
The organisation is managed by a board made up of members of staff from various ranks and levels within the Service, who are committed to promoting wider understanding of the needs of minority ethnic employees and their contribution to the overall success of the policing in Scotland.
Full membership of the ‘rainbow’ organisation is open to all minority ethnic serving police officers, special constables or police staff employed by any of the Police Services in Scotland. Associate membership is open to individuals – regardless of ethnic background; companies and other corporate bodies outwith the Police Services, who support the aims of SEMPERscotland.
SEMPERscotland is a member of the National Black Police Association (UK).