News & Events Archive

  • The NBPA welcomes the introduction of the Code of Ethics and the guidance, clarity and support it provides for those who work in policing. This is an important milestone for policing providing a framework across the police service in England and Wales. The Code contains nine policing principles and ten standards of professional behaviour that individual constabularies can incorporate into their individual values. All colleagues in policing can feel confident and empowered by the Code of Ethics – it guides our own decision-making and provides ethical guidelines, setting a benchmark for future generations of police officers and staff. It also provides important principles on which […]

    NBPA responds to the official launch of the police Code of Ethics

    The NBPA welcomes the introduction of the Code of Ethics and the guidance, clarity and support it provides for those who work in policing. This is an important milestone for policing providing a framework across the police service in England and Wales. The Code contains nine policing principles and ten standards of professional behaviour that individual constabularies can incorporate into their individual values. All colleagues in policing can feel confident and empowered by the Code of Ethics – it guides our own decision-making and provides ethical guidelines, setting a benchmark for future generations of police officers and staff. It also provides important principles on which […]

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  • BBC News channel interview with NBPA President Franstine Jones, discussing the findings from PC Carol Howard’s Employment Tribunal of Race and Sex discrimination against the Metropolitan Police Service. Read more…

    BBC interview with NBPA President Franstine Jones

    BBC News channel interview with NBPA President Franstine Jones, discussing the findings from PC Carol Howard’s Employment Tribunal of Race and Sex discrimination against the Metropolitan Police Service. Read more…

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  • The NBPA welcomes the Employment Tribunal’s finding of direct Race and Sex discrimination in favour of PC Howard.   The NBPA is concerned about the way MET officers dealt with PC Howard’s Fairness at Work complaint and calls for misconduct proceedings to be instigated in light of what was found at the tribunal hearing. The question has to be asked, how can this behaviour  be tolerated? The police service cannot expect the public to have trust and confidence in a police service that deliberately takes steps to cover up the truth”.   Franstine Jones, President of the NBPA said “l […]

    NBPA response to tribunal findings in favour of Black female officer discriminated against by Met Police

    The NBPA welcomes the Employment Tribunal’s finding of direct Race and Sex discrimination in favour of PC Howard.   The NBPA is concerned about the way MET officers dealt with PC Howard’s Fairness at Work complaint and calls for misconduct proceedings to be instigated in light of what was found at the tribunal hearing. The question has to be asked, how can this behaviour  be tolerated? The police service cannot expect the public to have trust and confidence in a police service that deliberately takes steps to cover up the truth”.   Franstine Jones, President of the NBPA said “l […]

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  • Here is a BBC Radio Leicester interview with NBPA Vice President Nick Glynn, discussing police race complaints following on from Channel 4’s “Secrets of the Police” Dispatches programme.  The interview with presenter Dulcie Dixon starts at 16:00 minutes. 

    Radio interview – Police complaints of racism

    Here is a BBC Radio Leicester interview with NBPA Vice President Nick Glynn, discussing police race complaints following on from Channel 4’s “Secrets of the Police” Dispatches programme.  The interview with presenter Dulcie Dixon starts at 16:00 minutes. 

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  • We recommend that you listen to this excellent BBC Radio 1Xtra programme, available on iPlayer, which explores how young people view the police, stop and search, trust and confidence and the measures being taken by some to make improvements to police/youth relations. NBPA Vice President Nick Glynn who is featured in the programme said, “This programme highlights that where there is an acknowledgement that improvements need to be made in some areas and when there is investment in meaningful community engagement, real progress can be achieved.” Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents Association described the programme as “excellent and […]

    BBC Radio 1Xtra “Sound of the Police”

    We recommend that you listen to this excellent BBC Radio 1Xtra programme, available on iPlayer, which explores how young people view the police, stop and search, trust and confidence and the measures being taken by some to make improvements to police/youth relations. NBPA Vice President Nick Glynn who is featured in the programme said, “This programme highlights that where there is an acknowledgement that improvements need to be made in some areas and when there is investment in meaningful community engagement, real progress can be achieved.” Irene Curtis, President of the Police Superintendents Association described the programme as “excellent and […]

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  • A Channel 4 Dispatches programme – “Secrets of the Police” – has confirmed the NBPA’s long held concerns that complaints of racism made against the police are not investigated effectively. Vice President Nick Glynn, who appeared on the programme shown on 16th June 2014 said, “The programme clearly demonstrates that changes must be made to the way in which complaints of racism against the police are investigated. The statistics revealed by Channel 4 are very worrying as they further undermine confidence in a complaints system that is already viewed with scepticism by many in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.” Dame […]

    Police must take race complaints seriously

    A Channel 4 Dispatches programme – “Secrets of the Police” – has confirmed the NBPA’s long held concerns that complaints of racism made against the police are not investigated effectively. Vice President Nick Glynn, who appeared on the programme shown on 16th June 2014 said, “The programme clearly demonstrates that changes must be made to the way in which complaints of racism against the police are investigated. The statistics revealed by Channel 4 are very worrying as they further undermine confidence in a complaints system that is already viewed with scepticism by many in Black and Minority Ethnic communities.” Dame […]

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  • Dilawer was the first Asian and Sikh police officer in Scotland and spent over 30 years with Strathclyde Police and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate. A former wrestler Dilawer, keen kabbadi player, referee and coach, badminton player and coach and marathon runner, Dilawer has raised thousands of pounds for different international charities through his sporting exploits. Dilawer was also part of the 2014 Bid Team and now sits on sub committees for recruiting volunteers and planning the legacy of the games. Amongst a list of prestigious awards and titles, particular highlights include Dilawer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lord Provost […]

    The NBPA would like to congratulate Dilawer Singh on being awarded an MBE in recognition of his lifetime contribution introducing new communities to sport in Glasgow

    Dilawer was the first Asian and Sikh police officer in Scotland and spent over 30 years with Strathclyde Police and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate. A former wrestler Dilawer, keen kabbadi player, referee and coach, badminton player and coach and marathon runner, Dilawer has raised thousands of pounds for different international charities through his sporting exploits. Dilawer was also part of the 2014 Bid Team and now sits on sub committees for recruiting volunteers and planning the legacy of the games. Amongst a list of prestigious awards and titles, particular highlights include Dilawer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lord Provost […]

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  • The IPCC report into Police handling of allegations of discrimination has highlighted concerns that the National Black Police Association (NBPA) has raised over a number of years. The lack of training for police officers in how to deal with allegations of discrimination is a serious concern for members of the public and for the police service. Dealing effectively with public complaints is a crucial part of increasing public confidence. Franstine Jones, President of the NBPA says, this a damning report from the IPCC and raises some serious concerns about the way complaints from members of the public are handled by […]

    IPCC Report Police handling of allegations of discrimination

    The IPCC report into Police handling of allegations of discrimination has highlighted concerns that the National Black Police Association (NBPA) has raised over a number of years. The lack of training for police officers in how to deal with allegations of discrimination is a serious concern for members of the public and for the police service. Dealing effectively with public complaints is a crucial part of increasing public confidence. Franstine Jones, President of the NBPA says, this a damning report from the IPCC and raises some serious concerns about the way complaints from members of the public are handled by […]

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