News & Events Archive

  • The Home Office, has commissioned the College of Policing, to address the historic problem of the lack of representation of black and ethnic minority officers and staff in senior ranks and BME officers in specialist roles. The College of Policing have developed a Positive Action Practical Advice document and respondents to the survey want to see better use made of positive action. Franstine Jones said, “Nowadays, diversity units are rare in police forces and HR departments are not tasked to challenge the status quo around diversity issues. Therefore, the work of local BPA’s must be supported and utilised as an invaluable resource. These […]

    NBPA response to the summary key findings from the BME Progression 2018 Programme BME Officer Survey and the Organisational Survey

    The Home Office, has commissioned the College of Policing, to address the historic problem of the lack of representation of black and ethnic minority officers and staff in senior ranks and BME officers in specialist roles. The College of Policing have developed a Positive Action Practical Advice document and respondents to the survey want to see better use made of positive action. Franstine Jones said, “Nowadays, diversity units are rare in police forces and HR departments are not tasked to challenge the status quo around diversity issues. Therefore, the work of local BPA’s must be supported and utilised as an invaluable resource. These […]

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  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today informed the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) that it will carry out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Met. This investigation is a response to longstanding concerns about the Met’s treatment of female, BME and gay officers, and follows the Central London Employment Tribunal’s recent findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service that the Met had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010. The focus of the investigation will be the Met’s […]

    Commission to investigate discrimination in Metropolitan Police Service

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today informed the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) that it will carry out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Met. This investigation is a response to longstanding concerns about the Met’s treatment of female, BME and gay officers, and follows the Central London Employment Tribunal’s recent findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service that the Met had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010. The focus of the investigation will be the Met’s […]

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  • Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Associations (NBPA) says ” Here we have another case where a police force has been found guilty of race discrimination. I would like to see the senior officers and others in this case held accountable for subjecting Mr Bahra to both discrimination and victimisation. I would like to see Bedfordshire police show the community it serves that it takes any accusations of race discrimination and victimisation seriously.    Mr Bahra and his family, who have endured a difficult and stressful time throughout this process can now start to put this difficult period behind […]

    Bedfordshire Police officer Harmit Bahra awarded £200k in race case

    Franstine Jones, President of the National Black Police Associations (NBPA) says ” Here we have another case where a police force has been found guilty of race discrimination. I would like to see the senior officers and others in this case held accountable for subjecting Mr Bahra to both discrimination and victimisation. I would like to see Bedfordshire police show the community it serves that it takes any accusations of race discrimination and victimisation seriously.    Mr Bahra and his family, who have endured a difficult and stressful time throughout this process can now start to put this difficult period behind […]

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  • The NBPA welcomes the new measures put in place by Home Secretary Theresa May on the use of Stop and Search. Franstine Jones President of the National Black Police Association says “These measures will give much needed transparency and accountability of how the police use these powers. The police service also needs to deal with the underlying problem that causes disproportionality in the use of these powers. The use of stop and search has gone done, but crime has not gone up. If you are and Black or Asian you are still more likely to be stopped and searched than […]

    Stop and Search: Police Code of Conduct Launched

    The NBPA welcomes the new measures put in place by Home Secretary Theresa May on the use of Stop and Search. Franstine Jones President of the National Black Police Association says “These measures will give much needed transparency and accountability of how the police use these powers. The police service also needs to deal with the underlying problem that causes disproportionality in the use of these powers. The use of stop and search has gone done, but crime has not gone up. If you are and Black or Asian you are still more likely to be stopped and searched than […]

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  • 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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