News & Events Archive

  • 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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  • As a police officer, I was told that the Taser, the new bit of kit that was bright yellow and shaped like a gun, would protect officers and our communities. That they could literally stop a raging bull, take down even the strongest attacker and keep us safe. When first introduced, we were assured that they were the “soft” option. Many police chiefs even stepped forward to be shot with this “safe” option. But now we see that, after several years of use, there have been a number of fatalities. In a controlled environment, with medical care on hand and […]

    Guardian article – Policing needs public trust – and we won’t win it with Tasers

    As a police officer, I was told that the Taser, the new bit of kit that was bright yellow and shaped like a gun, would protect officers and our communities. That they could literally stop a raging bull, take down even the strongest attacker and keep us safe. When first introduced, we were assured that they were the “soft” option. Many police chiefs even stepped forward to be shot with this “safe” option. But now we see that, after several years of use, there have been a number of fatalities. In a controlled environment, with medical care on hand and […]

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  • The NBPA is disappointed in the Government response to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), inquiry into ‘Police Diversity’. Whilst the Select Committee stressed 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’. We would describe an increase in BME representation in the Police service in England and Wales, from 2% in 1999 to 5.5% in 2015 as going from appalling to bad. Furthermore, we are seriously concerned that the focus of the Government response is heavily centred on […]

    NBPA responds to government response to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report Police Diversity

    The NBPA is disappointed in the Government response to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), inquiry into ‘Police Diversity’. Whilst the Select Committee stressed 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’. We would describe an increase in BME representation in the Police service in England and Wales, from 2% in 1999 to 5.5% in 2015 as going from appalling to bad. Furthermore, we are seriously concerned that the focus of the Government response is heavily centred on […]

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  • Overview The Government is firm in its view: increasing diversity in our police forces is not an optional extra. It goes right to the heart of this country’s historic principle of policing by consent. We must ensure that the public have trust and confidence in the police, and that the police reflect the communities they serve. The Government has reformed policing to ensure that there is a sector-led approach to making improvements, including in the area of recruitment and representation. Central to these reforms was the establishment of the College of Policing as the professional body for policing, charged to […]

    Government Response to HASC Police Diversity report

    Overview The Government is firm in its view: increasing diversity in our police forces is not an optional extra. It goes right to the heart of this country’s historic principle of policing by consent. We must ensure that the public have trust and confidence in the police, and that the police reflect the communities they serve. The Government has reformed policing to ensure that there is a sector-led approach to making improvements, including in the area of recruitment and representation. Central to these reforms was the establishment of the College of Policing as the professional body for policing, charged to […]

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