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  • Home Affairs Committee – Macpherson evidence session – Twenty Years On The Home Affairs Committee sits today. The President, Tola Munro and Met Reserve, Janet Hills will be among those presenting evidence. We are also publishing today our Strategy document for 2018-2022 which can be found on our website – www.nbpa.co.uk.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA Statement on presenting evidence to Parliament – 5 Feb 2019

    Home Affairs Committee – Macpherson evidence session – Twenty Years On The Home Affairs Committee sits today. The President, Tola Munro and Met Reserve, Janet Hills will be among those presenting evidence. We are also publishing today our Strategy document for 2018-2022 which can be found on our website – www.nbpa.co.uk.

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  • Strategy & Action Plan 2018-2022 The NBPA has a unique role in policing in that we represent the whole policing family as well as the communities we are drawn from. My vision is to improving the legitimacy of policing by keeping race on the agenda. We have identified four key themes, building on the work of my predecessors, which will allow us to drive this work forward. These are Representation, Engagement, Police Powers and Support. Representation of BME officers and staff within the Police Service Engaging with the public to increase confidence in policing and ensure our services are informed […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA Strategy & Action Plan

    Strategy & Action Plan 2018-2022 The NBPA has a unique role in policing in that we represent the whole policing family as well as the communities we are drawn from. My vision is to improving the legitimacy of policing by keeping race on the agenda. We have identified four key themes, building on the work of my predecessors, which will allow us to drive this work forward. These are Representation, Engagement, Police Powers and Support. Representation of BME officers and staff within the Police Service Engaging with the public to increase confidence in policing and ensure our services are informed […]

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  • In response to the Police Federation pledge on its commitment to work closely with police associations for the benefit of members, the National Black Police Association would like to clarify that our Cabinet has not signed up to the Memorandum of Understanding as yet. More detail below.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Press Release in Response to the PFEW MOU

    In response to the Police Federation pledge on its commitment to work closely with police associations for the benefit of members, the National Black Police Association would like to clarify that our Cabinet has not signed up to the Memorandum of Understanding as yet. More detail below.

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  • It is with sadness that we announce the death of recently retired Gerry McDonald. Gerry was for some time the Chair of the Herts Black & Asian Police Association. Stevenage Chief Inspector Alicia Shaw, writes, “Sad new from Hertfordshire this week our former HBAPA Chair recently retired Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald died suddenly this week at home only 6 months after his retirement in July 2018. “For many years  Gerry was the most senior ranking BME officer and supported and advised  so many BME officers through promotion processes myself included ( I now stand on his shoulders) . Gerry was […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Death of a Colleague – former Herts Chair

    It is with sadness that we announce the death of recently retired Gerry McDonald. Gerry was for some time the Chair of the Herts Black & Asian Police Association. Stevenage Chief Inspector Alicia Shaw, writes, “Sad new from Hertfordshire this week our former HBAPA Chair recently retired Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald died suddenly this week at home only 6 months after his retirement in July 2018. “For many years  Gerry was the most senior ranking BME officer and supported and advised  so many BME officers through promotion processes myself included ( I now stand on his shoulders) . Gerry was […]

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  • ‘We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.’ Barack Obama  “In November last year, at the College of Policing in Ryton the Policing Minister Nick Hurd summed up the Police Chiefs’ Diversity Strategy by saying that the stars were aligning for race. The previous month at our conference in Belfast he had used similar language when describing our movement as being on the rise. It was heartfelt. “I don’t know what image you had in mind when he talked about stars, but I took it as a good sign, a sign of hope. He didn’t gloss over the difficulties we […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA President’s New Year’s Day Message 01.01.2019

    ‘We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.’ Barack Obama  “In November last year, at the College of Policing in Ryton the Policing Minister Nick Hurd summed up the Police Chiefs’ Diversity Strategy by saying that the stars were aligning for race. The previous month at our conference in Belfast he had used similar language when describing our movement as being on the rise. It was heartfelt. “I don’t know what image you had in mind when he talked about stars, but I took it as a good sign, a sign of hope. He didn’t gloss over the difficulties we […]

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  • NBPA response to comments by Police Federation Union in Birmingham Mail PRESS RELEASE Issued by the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and West Midlands Police Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) in response to the Birmingham Mail article, 15 November 2018  The recent improvements in promotion processes in West Midlands Police led by force’s People and Organisation Development Department have been supported both by the Federation and Staff Associations. The NBPA is encouraged that as a result there has been an increase in representation of Black and Asian Minority Ethnic staff at all ranks to better represent the diverse community of the […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    Press Release from NBPA in response to comments by Police Federation Union in Birmingham Mail

    NBPA response to comments by Police Federation Union in Birmingham Mail PRESS RELEASE Issued by the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and West Midlands Police Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) in response to the Birmingham Mail article, 15 November 2018  The recent improvements in promotion processes in West Midlands Police led by force’s People and Organisation Development Department have been supported both by the Federation and Staff Associations. The NBPA is encouraged that as a result there has been an increase in representation of Black and Asian Minority Ethnic staff at all ranks to better represent the diverse community of the […]

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  • NBPA Press Release – Response to comments on stop & search by Trevor Phillips “I applaud the Policing Minister Nick Hurd’s swift rebuttal of siren calls. I am also calling on the Met Commissioner to hold her nerve, and for Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London to give her the additional police officers needed, including recruiting directly from those affected communities – lets ignore ill-informed knee jerk reactions and political rhetoric to fuel discrimination of minority communities.” Tola Munro, President of the National Black Police Association Press Release – Response to Comments on Stop Search by Trevor Phillips 13.11.18<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA Press Release – Response to comments on stop & search by Trevor Phillips

    NBPA Press Release – Response to comments on stop & search by Trevor Phillips “I applaud the Policing Minister Nick Hurd’s swift rebuttal of siren calls. I am also calling on the Met Commissioner to hold her nerve, and for Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London to give her the additional police officers needed, including recruiting directly from those affected communities – lets ignore ill-informed knee jerk reactions and political rhetoric to fuel discrimination of minority communities.” Tola Munro, President of the National Black Police Association Press Release – Response to Comments on Stop Search by Trevor Phillips 13.11.18

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  • NBPA Response to Comments by Home Secretary Sajid Javid “Home Secretary I would draw your attention to the hate crime figures your own department released this week. These revealed a 14% increase in race hate crime between the period 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 and a 40% increase in religious hate crime over the same period. Those statistics also show a clear link between national incidents and spikes in Race Hate Crime. Your words will be used against Asian members of British communities who would equally condemn paedophile of grooming gangs regardless of their race. And you have made targets of BAME […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

    NBPA Response to Comments by Home Secretary Sajid Javid

    NBPA Response to Comments by Home Secretary Sajid Javid “Home Secretary I would draw your attention to the hate crime figures your own department released this week. These revealed a 14% increase in race hate crime between the period 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 and a 40% increase in religious hate crime over the same period. Those statistics also show a clear link between national incidents and spikes in Race Hate Crime. Your words will be used against Asian members of British communities who would equally condemn paedophile of grooming gangs regardless of their race. And you have made targets of BAME […]

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