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  • Statement on the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA NBPA UK calls for global leadership on racism as a public health crisis Read statement here: NBPA Statement Murder of George Floyd. PDF<!-- 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 – Statement on the Murder of George Floyd (31-05-2020)

    Statement on the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA NBPA UK calls for global leadership on racism as a public health crisis Read statement here: NBPA Statement Murder of George Floyd. PDF

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  • 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. NBPA Position Statement on COVID-19 Notes: Letter from Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, Lancashire Police & NPCC Lead on Wellbeing to Tola Munro, President NBPA 26 05 20 Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain, North Yorkshire Police & NPCC Race, Religion & Belief Group to BAME Staff Networks Leads re COVID-19<!-- 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 -->

    Position Statement on BAME Susceptibility to COVID-19

    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. NBPA Position Statement on COVID-19 Notes: Letter from Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, Lancashire Police & NPCC Lead on Wellbeing to Tola Munro, President NBPA 26 05 20 Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain, North Yorkshire Police & NPCC Race, Religion & Belief Group to BAME Staff Networks Leads re COVID-19

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  • “Because of Stephen… we can have hope for a better future” and a lasting legacy worthy for Stephen Lawrence would be a police related award in his name. As President of the National Black Police Association I am delighted to announce on this second Stephen Lawrence Day that the first police funded bursary now exists and we are working with the US-UK Fulbright Commission to establish the Fulbright-Stephen Lawrence Scholar Award in Policing. This award, supported by Baroness Lawrence is expected to send one of our black, Asian or minority ethnic Association members to the United States of America in […]<!-- 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 -->

    Stephen Lawrence Day announcement:The Fulbright-Stephen Lawrence Scholar Award in Policing

    “Because of Stephen… we can have hope for a better future” and a lasting legacy worthy for Stephen Lawrence would be a police related award in his name. As President of the National Black Police Association I am delighted to announce on this second Stephen Lawrence Day that the first police funded bursary now exists and we are working with the US-UK Fulbright Commission to establish the Fulbright-Stephen Lawrence Scholar Award in Policing. This award, supported by Baroness Lawrence is expected to send one of our black, Asian or minority ethnic Association members to the United States of America in […]

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  • A proud Black female Metropolitan police officer, her uniform adorned with medals, shows off police trainees to the Asian heritage mayor of her city, London – one of the most diverse cities in Western Europe. This is Robyn Williams who for more than 30 years served the communities of Nottinghamshire and London, going above and beyond her duty. She has drawn public confidence for her work with the survivors and families of the Grenfell tragedy. Unfortunately as Robyn rose through the ranks from Constable to Superintendent the Met has kept looking for reasons to discredit her exemplary service and success […]<!-- 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 after the Special Case Hearing for Superintendent Robyn Williams

    A proud Black female Metropolitan police officer, her uniform adorned with medals, shows off police trainees to the Asian heritage mayor of her city, London – one of the most diverse cities in Western Europe. This is Robyn Williams who for more than 30 years served the communities of Nottinghamshire and London, going above and beyond her duty. She has drawn public confidence for her work with the survivors and families of the Grenfell tragedy. Unfortunately as Robyn rose through the ranks from Constable to Superintendent the Met has kept looking for reasons to discredit her exemplary service and success […]

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  • Open letter to Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police Letter from NBPA President to CC Simon Cole (31.10.19) Indicators of Institutional Racism in Leicestershire Police NBPA 15 Indicators of Institutional Racism in Leicestershire Police (last updated April 2019)<!-- 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 -->

    Leicestershire Police & Institutional Racism

    Open letter to Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police Letter from NBPA President to CC Simon Cole (31.10.19) Indicators of Institutional Racism in Leicestershire Police NBPA 15 Indicators of Institutional Racism in Leicestershire Police (last updated April 2019)

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  • Merseyside Police invited the NBPA to conduct a Stop & Search visit to check on levels of disproportionality in their black, Asian and ethnic communities. Several Cabinet members attended along with StopWatchUK, Liberty and an IAG (Independent Advisory Group member) from Gwent Police/BTP. We found no obvious race disparities and would encourage others forces to look at their training as best practice (see attached NBPA Stop&Search report – Merseyside 2019). The NBPA extends an offer to conduct similar visits to any forces interested in having an impartial assessment of their Stop & Search procedures to improve their policing of black, […]<!-- 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 Merseyside Stop & Search Visit report

    Merseyside Police invited the NBPA to conduct a Stop & Search visit to check on levels of disproportionality in their black, Asian and ethnic communities. Several Cabinet members attended along with StopWatchUK, Liberty and an IAG (Independent Advisory Group member) from Gwent Police/BTP. We found no obvious race disparities and would encourage others forces to look at their training as best practice (see attached NBPA Stop&Search report – Merseyside 2019). The NBPA extends an offer to conduct similar visits to any forces interested in having an impartial assessment of their Stop & Search procedures to improve their policing of black, […]

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  • John Kent (1805-1886) is widely acknowledged to be Britain’s first black police officer of the modern era of UK policing. He joined the police force in Maryport, Cumbria in 1835 before transferring to Carlisle Police in 1835. He was the son of a former slave, Thomas Kent. John also went on to have a career with the Railway Police. On Saturday 26 October 2019, Maryport Town Council honoured him with a blue plaque, placed on the wall in the street where the town jail was sited. The unveiling was by Workington MP Sue Hayman. She was accompanied by (from left) […]<!-- 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 – John Kent, Britain’s first black police officer

    John Kent (1805-1886) is widely acknowledged to be Britain’s first black police officer of the modern era of UK policing. He joined the police force in Maryport, Cumbria in 1835 before transferring to Carlisle Police in 1835. He was the son of a former slave, Thomas Kent. John also went on to have a career with the Railway Police. On Saturday 26 October 2019, Maryport Town Council honoured him with a blue plaque, placed on the wall in the street where the town jail was sited. The unveiling was by Workington MP Sue Hayman. She was accompanied by (from left) […]

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  • 2019 NBPA Derby Conference – CC Peter Goodman, Cmr Dame Cressida Dick, President Tola Munro<!-- 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 Conference Evening Reception at Derby 2019

    2019 NBPA Derby Conference – CC Peter Goodman, Cmr Dame Cressida Dick, President Tola Munro

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