Welcome to our website

The National Black Police Association(NBPA)

It was established in 1999 with a mission to improve the working environment of Black staff by protecting the rights of those employed within the Police Service. Its main aims were to enhance racial harmony and the quality of service to the Black community of the United Kingdom. Thereby assisting the

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BME progression update Report

I wanted to update you in relation to the Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) progression meetings with BME Chief Inspectors held on 25th September. This was the start of a program designed to provide support for the development and progression of BME officers and I want to cascade this information down to Police

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Women’s Forum

The Metropolitan Black Police Association Women’s Forum is about promoting equality for women whilst providing encouragement and support to members. The forum is made up of members who have volunteered their time, in order to put on events, provide opportunities for networking, highlight issues affecting women in the workplace. This

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Bevan Powell, past chair, retired

Bevan Powell retired from Metropolitan Police Service after thirty plus years of distinguished service in technology, diversity and Policing BME Communities of London. The MetBPA pay tribute to one of its pioneers and one of the great architects of the movement to reform British Policing from ‘the inside out’ with

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Our History

The Metropolitan Black Police Association Women’s Forum (MBPAWF) was established in the year 2000. Its’ purpose is to direct attention to the needs of BME women within the association. At a strategic level the forum would seek to identify barriers to the development and career progression of BME women within

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Women’s Network

Welcome to the MBPA Women’s Forum, and congratulation in taking the first step in exploring our web pages. You will note that it is fairly limited in content, that is because we are just re-launching this site and are looking for you the female (and male) MBPA members to volunteer

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Stephen Lawrence murder trial

The Lawrence ‘Guilty’ verdict The Metropolitan Black Police Association welcomes the guilty verdict in the Stephen Lawrence murder trial. The Association acknowledges the very tragic and personal human cost to the Lawrence family in their 18 year struggle for justice and commends Doreen and Neville Lawrence’s determination and courage in challenging

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Metropolitan Police Racism Complaint

The MetBPA Express Outrage at Racism Complaint: The Metropolitan Black Police Association is extremely concerned regarding the recent allegation of racial abuse by officers of the Metropolitan Police Service towards a young black man. Bevan Powell, Chair of the Association stated, “There can be no room for racism within the

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