What is the NBPA About?
The objective of the Northamptonshire Black Police Association (NBPA) is to promote good race relations and equality of opportunity within the police services of the United Kingdom and the wider community.
What does the NBPA do?
The NBPA works to place fairness at the heart of the Police Agenda.
We do this by taking forward initiatives for the Progression of minority officers and staff ;
such as mentoring schemes, leadership programmes, women in policing projects supported by the National Institute for Leadership and Empowerment.
The NBPA has a high Profile within the Home Office and Government Strategic Committees. As well as members of a range of decision-making steering groups, we have regular meetings with the all policing stakeholders.
The Performance of the NBPA is recorded and documented to provide the widest sharing of information and learning.
All the work of the Cabinet members and administrative team are governed by our set of policies and procedures to ensure transparency and accountability.
Nationally the loss of Black staff from the service was at alarming level.
In 1990 a joint initiative between black staff within the Metropolitan Police in London and a specialist support unit specialising in community and race relations training based in Turvey Bedfordshire raised concerns about staff wastage.
This led to a meeting of Black staff from the Metropolitan Police. This meeting known as the Bristol Seminars led to the formation of a black support network.
Other BME officers had met in other environments and discovered a commonality of issues.
The National Black Police Association seeks to improve the working environment of Black staff by protecting the rights of those employed within the Police Service and to enhance racial harmony and the quality of service to the Black community of the United Kingdom.
Thereby assisting the Police Service in delivering a fair and equitable service to all sections of the community.