News & Events Archive

  • In the latest woe for Cleveland Police misconduct proceedings against Asian Sergeant Waseem Khan were discontinued after concerns were raised by the panel. The NBPA comments on the outcome and the disproportionality in misconduct proceedings for BME officers in its Press Release on Cleveland Police misconduct proceedings being discontinued

    Cleveland Police misconduct proceedings discontinued

    In the latest woe for Cleveland Police misconduct proceedings against Asian Sergeant Waseem Khan were discontinued after concerns were raised by the panel. The NBPA comments on the outcome and the disproportionality in misconduct proceedings for BME officers in its Press Release on Cleveland Police misconduct proceedings being discontinued

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  • The case of PC Nadeem Saddique was finally resolved in what was a sad day for policing. On 9 November 2016 Nadeem Saddique formerly a police constable was awarded £457.0000 for his claim of direct race discrimination and victimisation by Cleveland Police at Middlesbrough Employment Tribunal. PC Saddique was supported during his case by the National Black Police Association (NBPA). Full press release is here – NBPA on Nadeem Saddique payout. In November 2015 Franstine Jones commented on the original tribunal outcome.

    Asian firearms officer wins £457,000 payout for years of racist abuse

    The case of PC Nadeem Saddique was finally resolved in what was a sad day for policing. On 9 November 2016 Nadeem Saddique formerly a police constable was awarded £457.0000 for his claim of direct race discrimination and victimisation by Cleveland Police at Middlesbrough Employment Tribunal. PC Saddique was supported during his case by the National Black Police Association (NBPA). Full press release is here – NBPA on Nadeem Saddique payout. In November 2015 Franstine Jones commented on the original tribunal outcome.

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  • On Friday 15 July 2016 Janet Hills, President gave an oral presentation to the Youth Parliament Select Committee. She agreed that it was very difficult to understand why incidents of racism and religious discrimination go unreported and noted that lack of confidence and trust are factors. In contrast she identified that Black Police Associations engage with their local communities to make sure they understand how the police can help them, improving trust and confidence in the police, and encouraging those communities to report hate crime. The President said that the Metropolitan Police Service had dedicated school liaison officers who engage regularly with young people and help to build […]

    Youth Parliament Select Committee – Racism and religious discrimination

    On Friday 15 July 2016 Janet Hills, President gave an oral presentation to the Youth Parliament Select Committee. She agreed that it was very difficult to understand why incidents of racism and religious discrimination go unreported and noted that lack of confidence and trust are factors. In contrast she identified that Black Police Associations engage with their local communities to make sure they understand how the police can help them, improving trust and confidence in the police, and encouraging those communities to report hate crime. The President said that the Metropolitan Police Service had dedicated school liaison officers who engage regularly with young people and help to build […]

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  • The National Black Police Association has decided positions on a number of areas. They are published here and may be quoted.  Press/Media: These are subject to change and you should link here to use the most recent document. Position Statement on Stop and Search

    Position Statement – Stop & Search

    The National Black Police Association has decided positions on a number of areas. They are published here and may be quoted.  Press/Media: These are subject to change and you should link here to use the most recent document. Position Statement on Stop and Search

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  • Janet Hills, President commented on the Home Office statistics that were released on 27 October: “The NBPA position is clear that the only effective use of this controversial power is that it is used fairly. Our position is in line with the current guidelines and that body worn cameras are used.  We are confident that this will reassure our community and officers when interacting with the public.”  Press Release on Stop & Search statistics.

    Press Release – Response to 2016 Stop & Search Statistics (01.11.16)

    Janet Hills, President commented on the Home Office statistics that were released on 27 October: “The NBPA position is clear that the only effective use of this controversial power is that it is used fairly. Our position is in line with the current guidelines and that body worn cameras are used.  We are confident that this will reassure our community and officers when interacting with the public.”  Press Release on Stop & Search statistics.

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  • Photos from the 2015 Annual National Black Police Association Training Conference and AGM are now available.  

    2015 AGM & conference – Birmingham

    Photos from the 2015 Annual National Black Police Association Training Conference and AGM are now available.  

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  • The UN CERD has just released its concluding observations on the UK. We the NBPA are really pleased to say that our submission and issues raised at CERD are mentioned in the report (recommendations 28 and 29). The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties. See the full report via the below link: CERD_Recommendations (1)

    The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 2016 report

    The UN CERD has just released its concluding observations on the UK. We the NBPA are really pleased to say that our submission and issues raised at CERD are mentioned in the report (recommendations 28 and 29). The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties. See the full report via the below link: CERD_Recommendations (1)

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  • Theresa May is to launch an official audit of racial inequality in public services which she says will reveal “difficult truths” about disparities in modern Britain. The results of the investigation will be made public and allow service users to check how race, gender and income affect the provision of hospitals, schools and employment. The Prime Minister said the audit would help fulfill her central promise of making the country “work for everyone, not just a privileged few”. “When I stood on the steps of Downing Street on my first day, I made clear that I believe in a United […]

    Theresa May launches probe to uncover ‘difficult truths’ about racial inequality in public services

    Theresa May is to launch an official audit of racial inequality in public services which she says will reveal “difficult truths” about disparities in modern Britain. The results of the investigation will be made public and allow service users to check how race, gender and income affect the provision of hospitals, schools and employment. The Prime Minister said the audit would help fulfill her central promise of making the country “work for everyone, not just a privileged few”. “When I stood on the steps of Downing Street on my first day, I made clear that I believe in a United […]

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