Janet Hills is the recently elected President (Oct 2015) of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and is also the current Chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA). She is a serving Police Officer with 25 year’s service. She has held a number of posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Co-ordinator and General Secretary, before becoming the first female Chair of the MetBPA in 2013 and then the first female police officer elected as NBPA President.
Janet joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1991. She began her service at Brixton Police Station where she started on response team before venturing into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Janet has worked in a number of departments including the burglary and robbery squads and the Community Safety Unit. She went onto specialise in the Human Trafficking Unit before returning to Brixton on promotion as a Detective Sergeant.
Janet states, “As the strategic lead for the NBPA it is my ambition that the Association remains relevant in the 21st century and for it to consistently strive to deliver the best possible service to its members, policing and the community”.
“The NBPA is a key ingredient for change and a driver for excellence in police service delivery to the diverse communities within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. In moving forward, it is essential that the NBPA position itself to influence, challenge, and mould the decisions of the Police Service, Home Office, Police and Crime Commissioners and the College of Policing to reflect a more representative police service”.
“The NBPA comprises of 45 affiliated associations across the UK. As a Charity, our objective is to promote good race relations and equality of opportunity within the Police Service and the wider community. We also advocate the needs and expectations of Black and Minority Ethnic communities by delivering and supporting strategies and initiatives, which have a positive impact on all”.