Cabinet Staff Archive

  • On Monday 6 November 2017 the Metropolitan Black Police Association celebrated its 23rd anniversary by screening a special documentary that illustrated the history behind their inception – “A Movement in Time” They also organised a question and answer session with some off their founding fathers –  Leroy Logan MBE George Rhoden Bevan Powell MBE David Michael Rt Hon Jack Straw June Alison Durant, responsible for the MetBPA Membership Portfolio described the day as “…absolutely fantastic, humbling and inspiring!” L-R (rear): Paul Ramsey, Keith Smith, Me, Martyn Linton, Mike Samuel (Treasurer), George Rhoden, Bevan Powell, David Michael and Leroy Logan. (front) – 3 […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    MetBPA Inception – A Moment in Time

    On Monday 6 November 2017 the Metropolitan Black Police Association celebrated its 23rd anniversary by screening a special documentary that illustrated the history behind their inception – “A Movement in Time” They also organised a question and answer session with some off their founding fathers –  Leroy Logan MBE George Rhoden Bevan Powell MBE David Michael Rt Hon Jack Straw June Alison Durant, responsible for the MetBPA Membership Portfolio described the day as “…absolutely fantastic, humbling and inspiring!” L-R (rear): Paul Ramsey, Keith Smith, Me, Martyn Linton, Mike Samuel (Treasurer), George Rhoden, Bevan Powell, David Michael and Leroy Logan. (front) – 3 […]

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  • Elected: President – Tola Munro Vice President – Franstine Jones Vice President – Umer Saeed General Secretary – John Awosoga Deputy General Secretary – Dionne Johnson Media, events, sponsorship – vacant Deputy events co-ordinator- Andrew George Treasurer – Zafar Qazi Deputy treasurer Vacant Met reserved seat – Janet Hills Training – Karen Geddes Stop & Search –  Co-opted (without portfolio) Marcia Francis  <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA Cabinet Staff 2017 – 2019

    Elected: President – Tola Munro Vice President – Franstine Jones Vice President – Umer Saeed General Secretary – John Awosoga Deputy General Secretary – Dionne Johnson Media, events, sponsorship – vacant Deputy events co-ordinator- Andrew George Treasurer – Zafar Qazi Deputy treasurer Vacant Met reserved seat – Janet Hills Training – Karen Geddes Stop & Search –  Co-opted (without portfolio) Marcia Francis  

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  • Tola has served with Gwent Police for 11 years. Tola has two engineering degrees from De Montford University in Leicester followed by a twelve year career in engineering finishing up in Cardiff. In 2010 Tola spent 101 days in Maryland, USA as Fulbright Police Research Fellow researching domestic abuse. I spent six years at Christchurch in Newport as a youth leader and a church administrator and a brief spell at the Office for National Statistics. Currently studying for a Master’s degree in Police Leadership & Management at Warwick Business School. I have been heavily involved in Gwent Black Police Association (GBPA) […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Tola Munro – NBPA President

    Tola has served with Gwent Police for 11 years. Tola has two engineering degrees from De Montford University in Leicester followed by a twelve year career in engineering finishing up in Cardiff. In 2010 Tola spent 101 days in Maryland, USA as Fulbright Police Research Fellow researching domestic abuse. I spent six years at Christchurch in Newport as a youth leader and a church administrator and a brief spell at the Office for National Statistics. Currently studying for a Master’s degree in Police Leadership & Management at Warwick Business School. I have been heavily involved in Gwent Black Police Association (GBPA) […]

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  •   I was appointed Chair of the City of London BPA in 2009. In my role as Chair I provide work place support to BPA members, sometimes attending formal meetings and hearings. I also work with the other support networks, the Federation, Unions and various colleagues across the Force who approach me for the ‘BPA view’ on matters of policing relating to support development and progression. I represent the BPA at the Force’s Staff Network Forum, which reports to The Force Equality Board chaired by the Assistant Commissioner. I have also assisted on planning committee’s for the annual Force awards […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    John Awosoga – General Secretary

      I was appointed Chair of the City of London BPA in 2009. In my role as Chair I provide work place support to BPA members, sometimes attending formal meetings and hearings. I also work with the other support networks, the Federation, Unions and various colleagues across the Force who approach me for the ‘BPA view’ on matters of policing relating to support development and progression. I represent the BPA at the Force’s Staff Network Forum, which reports to The Force Equality Board chaired by the Assistant Commissioner. I have also assisted on planning committee’s for the annual Force awards […]

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  • The last year has again raised challenges and opportunities for the National Black Police Association in terms of finance. Since this cabinet came into post in January 2008 we have embarked upon a financial journey that has taught us lessons but also has given us great satisfaction.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Zafar Qazi – NBPA Treasurer

    The last year has again raised challenges and opportunities for the National Black Police Association in terms of finance. Since this cabinet came into post in January 2008 we have embarked upon a financial journey that has taught us lessons but also has given us great satisfaction.

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  • It’s a great honour and privilege to be elected as NBPA Vice President, I am committed to developing the work that I began as President as well as continuing to add to the NBPA strategy and vision. I will ensure that the NBPA is a strong and authentic voice of those who are underrepresented within the Police Service.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Franstine Jones – Vice President

    It’s a great honour and privilege to be elected as NBPA Vice President, I am committed to developing the work that I began as President as well as continuing to add to the NBPA strategy and vision. I will ensure that the NBPA is a strong and authentic voice of those who are underrepresented within the Police Service.

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  • Janet Hills is a former President (Oct 2015-Oct 17) of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and is also the current Chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA). She is a serving Police Officer with 27 year’s service. She has held a number of posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Co-ordinator and General Secretary, before becoming the first female Chair of the MetBPA in 2013 and then the first female police officer elected as NBPA President. Janet joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1991.  She began her service at Brixton Police Station where she started on response […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Janet Hills – Met BPA reserved set

    Janet Hills is a former President (Oct 2015-Oct 17) of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and is also the current Chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA). She is a serving Police Officer with 27 year’s service. She has held a number of posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Co-ordinator and General Secretary, before becoming the first female Chair of the MetBPA in 2013 and then the first female police officer elected as NBPA President. Janet joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1991.  She began her service at Brixton Police Station where she started on response […]

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