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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 regard to race relations.

Bevan has been a constant source of inspiration to the MetBPA, who became chair of the MetBPA in 2008 until 2013 and still continues serving on the current executive.

Bevan contributed to the written submission and oral submission at the Lawrence Inquiry in the late nineties, developing youth programmes in response to concerns about violent crime within the black communities of London.

Bevan with the architect of the youth engagement programme over the last 7 years writing the business case and secure funding for the Voyage programme. During this time he continue to manage the programme as programme director until his retirement in 2013.

It is right that the MetBPA pays tribute to our past chair and current executive member on his retirement from the police service. Bevan will continue to serve on the new executive. We wish Bevan and his family the very best for the new life ahead.