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  • On the 16th July, the Home Secretary announced the Terms of Reference for the Statutory Inquiry into Undercover Policing, chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford which was established in March.The Inquiry will investigate undercover policing units -including the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit since their inception in 1968. The Inquiry will  look at the extent to which political and social justice campaigns and individuals were targeted. Interestingly, the Inquiry will also “ascertain the state of awareness of undercover police operations in Her Majesty’s Government” . The Terms of Reference of the Inquiry have been placed […]

    Pitchford Inquiry and Miscarriages of Justice Inquiry

    On the 16th July, the Home Secretary announced the Terms of Reference for the Statutory Inquiry into Undercover Policing, chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford which was established in March.The Inquiry will investigate undercover policing units -including the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit since their inception in 1968. The Inquiry will  look at the extent to which political and social justice campaigns and individuals were targeted. Interestingly, the Inquiry will also “ascertain the state of awareness of undercover police operations in Her Majesty’s Government” . The Terms of Reference of the Inquiry have been placed […]

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  • NBPA response to The Independent news article

    NBPA response to Independent Article

    NBPA response to The Independent news article

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  • Vice President Nick Glynn resigns from the NBPA.

    Vice President Nick Glynn resigns from the NBPA

    Vice President Nick Glynn resigns from the NBPA.

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  • NBPA Newsletter April 2105

    NBPA Newsletter April 2015

    NBPA Newsletter April 2105

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  • More than 100 applicants to the Fast Track programme will begin undergoing two days of rigorous assessment by the College of Policing from today. After 1,952 members of the public applied, a total of 121 got through the initial application stage of which 113 have decided to proceed and attend the national assessment centre, which runs until 29 April. The Fast Track (police constable to inspector) is an accelerated three-year promotion and development programme which gives the most talented and experienced graduates the skills and knowledge to advance to the rank of inspector within three years. The programme aimed will […]

    National assessment centre begins for Fast Track

    More than 100 applicants to the Fast Track programme will begin undergoing two days of rigorous assessment by the College of Policing from today. After 1,952 members of the public applied, a total of 121 got through the initial application stage of which 113 have decided to proceed and attend the national assessment centre, which runs until 29 April. The Fast Track (police constable to inspector) is an accelerated three-year promotion and development programme which gives the most talented and experienced graduates the skills and knowledge to advance to the rank of inspector within three years. The programme aimed will […]

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  • “The narrative we see in the Daily Mail and by Mr Phillips himself feed into a misguided belief that there are minority communities up and down the county trying to curtail debate and freedom of speech. This diverts our attention, perhaps conveniently, away from having conversations about the daily occurrences of discrimination experienced by minority communities and the complex conditions which create unrest.” (The Guardian) Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) says, “This programme has been aired during a time when ‘race’ issues have been left to stagnate in the ‘long-grass’ and immigration and race are being stoked and toxically conflated in the […]

    Lets talk about Race?

    “The narrative we see in the Daily Mail and by Mr Phillips himself feed into a misguided belief that there are minority communities up and down the county trying to curtail debate and freedom of speech. This diverts our attention, perhaps conveniently, away from having conversations about the daily occurrences of discrimination experienced by minority communities and the complex conditions which create unrest.” (The Guardian) Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) says, “This programme has been aired during a time when ‘race’ issues have been left to stagnate in the ‘long-grass’ and immigration and race are being stoked and toxically conflated in the […]

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  • Police integrity:Written statement – HCWS406 Home Office Made on: 12 March 2015 Made by: Mrs Theresa May (The Secretary of State for the Home Department)   HCWS406   Police integrity     On 22 July (Official Report, column 1265), I gave a statement to the House on this Government’s ongoing work to ensure the highest standards of integrity in the police.   This Government has carried out a radical programme of police reform. We have given the police greater operational independence, by scrapping national targets, while at the same time strengthening local accountability to the public through the creation of […]

    Improving police integrity: reforming the police complaints and disciplinary systems

    Police integrity:Written statement – HCWS406 Home Office Made on: 12 March 2015 Made by: Mrs Theresa May (The Secretary of State for the Home Department)   HCWS406   Police integrity     On 22 July (Official Report, column 1265), I gave a statement to the House on this Government’s ongoing work to ensure the highest standards of integrity in the police.   This Government has carried out a radical programme of police reform. We have given the police greater operational independence, by scrapping national targets, while at the same time strengthening local accountability to the public through the creation of […]

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  • The Carol Howard case highlighted the lengths that individuals within a police force will  go to cover up race discrimination and victimisation. This case is one example of the lived experience of some Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officers in police forces across England and Wales. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) supports officers and staff who are being subjected to detrimental treatment because they raise complaints of race discrimination or whistle blow on corruption and challenge or report improper conduct. Franstine Jones NBPA President says, ” Cases like Carol Howard (MET), DC Paul Bailey (GMP), Harmit  Bahara (Bedfordshire) […]

    Met agrees final settlement in Carol Howard discrimination case

    The Carol Howard case highlighted the lengths that individuals within a police force will  go to cover up race discrimination and victimisation. This case is one example of the lived experience of some Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officers in police forces across England and Wales. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) supports officers and staff who are being subjected to detrimental treatment because they raise complaints of race discrimination or whistle blow on corruption and challenge or report improper conduct. Franstine Jones NBPA President says, ” Cases like Carol Howard (MET), DC Paul Bailey (GMP), Harmit  Bahara (Bedfordshire) […]

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