Media Centre

We welcome enquiries from the media – if you would like to arrange a quotation or interview, please get in touch using the contact form. Our press releases can be found on our Blog page.

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A selection of our mentions in the media and on the web:


‘The uniform and the rules attract autistic people to join the police’
(BBC News, 01/04/2018)

National Police Chiefs’ Council supporting World Autism Awareness Week
(Cheshire Constabulary, 26/03/2018)

‘Neurodiversity at Work’ guide
(Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 15/02/2018)

Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover autism and dementia
(BBC News, 21/01/2018)

Autistic man held in custody for weeks ‘after sticking two fingers up at the police’
(Evening Standard, 05/01/2018)

What it’s like to be a police officer with autism
(inews.co.uk, 15/09/2016)

Policing Autism
(Police Federation of England & Wales ‘Police’ magazine, January 2016)


Blogs and articles on autism in policing:


Meet the autistic Birmingham murder detective: ‘I see things differently to everyone else’
(Birmingham Live, 19/05/2018)

Police officer Adam proving autism is no obstacle
BBC Points West, 25/04/2018 (link to video on Twitter feed)

Spot the difference
Claire Masterton, Sergeant, Police Scotland, 27/03/2018

“I wouldn’t change the way I am”
Nigel Colston, Chief Inspector, Avon & Somerset Constabulary, 24/02/2018