Save the West Yorkshire Black Police Association!
The West Yorkshire Police Command Team have made the decision to remove the WYBPA funding, office and the BPA Coordinators post. The BPA has 2 aims that is to eliminate race discrimination within West Yorkshire Police and to provide a support network for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) personnel. Aims that I am sure you will agree have not been achieved although much progress has been made by combined efforts of the force with the support and assistance of the BPA. Removal of the above will have a massive adverse impact on the support we offer to our colleagues.
The Co-ordinator currently is supporting upto 8 members of staff some whom have no support from other staff associations and Unions and a number of these members are facing impending Employment Tribunals.
The removal of the funding, an office and the Coordinator post simultaneously will have a major impact on the community projects including our Natural Born Leaders programme. The programme not only gives young BME people leadership skills but also forges a stronger links between the Police and BME communities.
If you believe that the decision to remove the WYBPA funding, office and the Coordinators post is incorrect, please support us and sign below.