News & Events Archive

  • The Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with the City of London police and the British Transport Police will be hosting this year’s Conference as it ties in with the NBPA’s 15th anniversary and the MetBPA’s 20th anniversary year.   If previous conferences are anything to go, by this promises to be a most memorable event. This year’s conference “Reflecting Our Communities” will debate the issues that the Service faces with regards to a having a service that reflects the communities it serves.   The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence […]

    Press Release – NBPA 2014 Conference

    The Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with the City of London police and the British Transport Police will be hosting this year’s Conference as it ties in with the NBPA’s 15th anniversary and the MetBPA’s 20th anniversary year.   If previous conferences are anything to go, by this promises to be a most memorable event. This year’s conference “Reflecting Our Communities” will debate the issues that the Service faces with regards to a having a service that reflects the communities it serves.   The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence […]

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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 Annual Training Conference & AGM and The MetBPA 20th Anniversary Celebrations London 2014 We would like to extend an invitation to all members to participate in The National Black Police Association AGM and Conference and the MetBPA 20th Anniversary celebrations to be held in London on the 30th and 31st October 2014. The theme of the conference  is “Reflecting our Communities”. The conference will bring together members of the 45 BPA’s in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as invited guest from the UK, USA and Canada, to explore and discuss ways of making the police service more reflective of […]

    The NBPA 15th Annual Training Conference & AGM and The MetBPA 20th Anniversary Celebrations London 2014

    The NBPA Annual Training Conference & AGM and The MetBPA 20th Anniversary Celebrations London 2014 We would like to extend an invitation to all members to participate in The National Black Police Association AGM and Conference and the MetBPA 20th Anniversary celebrations to be held in London on the 30th and 31st October 2014. The theme of the conference  is “Reflecting our Communities”. The conference will bring together members of the 45 BPA’s in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as invited guest from the UK, USA and Canada, to explore and discuss ways of making the police service more reflective of […]

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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 AGM & conference will be held on 30 & 31 October 2014 Theme: “Making Policing More Reflective of the Communities We Serve” Location: The Warren, Metropolitan Police Sports Club Hayes Ltd, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7AL Delegate Registration Form Draft agenda

    NBPA 2014 conference registration form & agenda

    The NBPA AGM & conference will be held on 30 & 31 October 2014 Theme: “Making Policing More Reflective of the Communities We Serve” Location: The Warren, Metropolitan Police Sports Club Hayes Ltd, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7AL Delegate Registration Form Draft agenda

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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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