News & Events Archive

  • 09 July 2016 The UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has reported on an “alarming lack of consistency across forces” in England and Wales, which are still failing to embed the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics. They notedpolicing is to move on from controversies and scandals such as Hillsborough and undercover policing then reassuring the public of the integrity of those involved must be the first priority. Amongst other things the Committee commented that it is unacceptable that the Board of the College of Policing has not been able to increase its ethnic minority representation, an issue that it expects to […]

    Parliament report on College of Policing – “Alarming” inconsistencies in policing across forces must be addressed

    09 July 2016 The UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has reported on an “alarming lack of consistency across forces” in England and Wales, which are still failing to embed the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics. They notedpolicing is to move on from controversies and scandals such as Hillsborough and undercover policing then reassuring the public of the integrity of those involved must be the first priority. Amongst other things the Committee commented that it is unacceptable that the Board of the College of Policing has not been able to increase its ethnic minority representation, an issue that it expects to […]

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  • Press Release: 21 May 2016 Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Police Diversity’ HC27. The NBPA welcomes the recently published report into ‘Police Diversity’ by the Home Affairs Select Committee. The NBPA agrees with the Committee that, ‘Urgent and radical action is needed if the Home Secretary’s ambition, which we share, of all police forces reflecting the ethnic profile of their communities, is to be realised’. The NBPA is delighted that the Committee has taken on board the written and oral evidence presented by NBPA President Janet Hills, around a lack of accountability and leadership on the important issue of Black Asian […]

    NBPA response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report – Police diversity

    Press Release: 21 May 2016 Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Police Diversity’ HC27. The NBPA welcomes the recently published report into ‘Police Diversity’ by the Home Affairs Select Committee. The NBPA agrees with the Committee that, ‘Urgent and radical action is needed if the Home Secretary’s ambition, which we share, of all police forces reflecting the ethnic profile of their communities, is to be realised’. The NBPA is delighted that the Committee has taken on board the written and oral evidence presented by NBPA President Janet Hills, around a lack of accountability and leadership on the important issue of Black Asian […]

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  • Legislation could ease diversity issues, MPs told 12 Apr 2016   A helpful move: Dal Babu Senior Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) policing figures have called for the introduction of a 50/50 positive discrimination law. Appearing before a Home Affairs Select Committee session discussing diversity on Tuesday (April 12), former Chief Superintendent Dal Babu, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) Janet Hills and President of the National Association of Muslim Police Mustafa Mohammed outlined their support for the introduction of legislation requiring forces to recruit equal numbers of white and non-white officers. Similar laws were in place in […]

    President Hills gives evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee

    Legislation could ease diversity issues, MPs told 12 Apr 2016   A helpful move: Dal Babu Senior Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) policing figures have called for the introduction of a 50/50 positive discrimination law. Appearing before a Home Affairs Select Committee session discussing diversity on Tuesday (April 12), former Chief Superintendent Dal Babu, President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) Janet Hills and President of the National Association of Muslim Police Mustafa Mohammed outlined their support for the introduction of legislation requiring forces to recruit equal numbers of white and non-white officers. Similar laws were in place in […]

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  • In October the Prime Minister wrote from no.10 to thank our President Janet Hills for her involvement in roundtable discussions. Copy of letter attached. Letter from the Prime Minister (27.10.15)

    Letter from the Prime Minister

    In October the Prime Minister wrote from no.10 to thank our President Janet Hills for her involvement in roundtable discussions. Copy of letter attached. Letter from the Prime Minister (27.10.15)

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  • The National Black Police Association’s response to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) thematic inspection report, The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes. An inspection of the police response to honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. HMIC has conducted a thematic inspection of the police response to honour-based violence (HBV), forced marriage (FM) and female genital mutilation (FGM). This inspection followed the ‘victim’s journey’ from initial contact to closure of police involvement and sought to answer the question: “How effective is the police service at protecting people from harm caused by HBV, FM and FGM, and […]

    Press release: HMIC Honour Based Violence Report

    The National Black Police Association’s response to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) thematic inspection report, The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes. An inspection of the police response to honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. HMIC has conducted a thematic inspection of the police response to honour-based violence (HBV), forced marriage (FM) and female genital mutilation (FGM). This inspection followed the ‘victim’s journey’ from initial contact to closure of police involvement and sought to answer the question: “How effective is the police service at protecting people from harm caused by HBV, FM and FGM, and […]

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  • ‘An unwelcome return to the bad old days of SUS Laws’ See PDF link: Final NBPA Press statement Immigration Bill 14 December 2015

    Press release: Immigration Bill 2015

    ‘An unwelcome return to the bad old days of SUS Laws’ See PDF link: Final NBPA Press statement Immigration Bill 14 December 2015

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  • Following a lengthy Employment Tribunal in which DC Bailey successfully claimed direct and indirect race discrimination against Greater Manchester Police, (GMP) launched an appeal against the judgment. On 3/12/15 the Employment Tribunal Appeal Court rejected the appeal and found in favour of DC Bailey. Spokesperson for DC Bailey, Dep Chair of GMP Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) Charles Crichlow said “There is something deeply disturbing about the motivation behind the treatment of DC Paul Bailey and the subsequent appeal by GMP” NBPA President Janet Hills commenting on the judgment said,”It’s time for the senior leaders within GMP to take ownership […]

    Detective Constable Paul Bailey wins Employment Tribunal

    Following a lengthy Employment Tribunal in which DC Bailey successfully claimed direct and indirect race discrimination against Greater Manchester Police, (GMP) launched an appeal against the judgment. On 3/12/15 the Employment Tribunal Appeal Court rejected the appeal and found in favour of DC Bailey. Spokesperson for DC Bailey, Dep Chair of GMP Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) Charles Crichlow said “There is something deeply disturbing about the motivation behind the treatment of DC Paul Bailey and the subsequent appeal by GMP” NBPA President Janet Hills commenting on the judgment said,”It’s time for the senior leaders within GMP to take ownership […]

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  • PC Nadeem Saddique from Cleveland Police, has won his claim for direct race discrimination and victimisation at Middlesborough Employment Tribunal. PC Saddique was supported during his case by the National Black Police Association (NBPA). During its support of PC Siddique, the NBPA were alerted to a number of allegations of racism within Cleveland Police. This led the NBPA to take the unprecedented step of raising its concerns formally with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.   Franstine Jones, Vice President of the NBPA said, “This case illustrates the importance of the NBPA and the vital role we play in supporting our […]

    Firearms officer wins case against Cleveland police over racism

    PC Nadeem Saddique from Cleveland Police, has won his claim for direct race discrimination and victimisation at Middlesborough Employment Tribunal. PC Saddique was supported during his case by the National Black Police Association (NBPA). During its support of PC Siddique, the NBPA were alerted to a number of allegations of racism within Cleveland Police. This led the NBPA to take the unprecedented step of raising its concerns formally with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.   Franstine Jones, Vice President of the NBPA said, “This case illustrates the importance of the NBPA and the vital role we play in supporting our […]

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