Following the 22nd MetBPA AGM yesterday; 3rd October 2016 a new Metropolitan Black Police Association Executive Committee.
“It was fantastic to see an improved turnout for the 22nd AGM of the Metropolitan Black Police Association. Lots of enthusiastic people were in attendance and whilst we didn’t quite fill the room, the sentiment of many of our BAME officers and staff was present.
It was encouraging to see new Executive Committee elected and I am sure that this new blood will carry on the fantastic work of those that have gone before us. I am grateful for all of their hard work and efforts. I am humbled by the confidence shown in me by our members by my re-election and look forward to the great work we will achieve as an Executive Committee.
We welcomed our guests, Sophie Linden; Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, the Commissioner, Shelley Collins from Just Resources and Ivan Kayima from SPIELA and enjoyed their engaging and informative participation.
Whilst we didn’t get all the answers we wanted on the day we are confident that we can work with Sophie and the Commissioner in the near future to make improvements for all and in particular BAME officers and staff.
With the help of all our members and the newly elected Executive Committee the Metropolitan Black Police Association can and will really make a difference to our internal and external communities.”