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PSA President recognised as ‘ally’ by National Black Police Association

 PSA President Paul Griffiths has received a national award for his support and influence around equality and fairness in the police service.
Paul was presented with a ‘President’s Award’ at the 2021 conference of the National Black Police Association, held in October.
The award was in recognition of Paul’s work as a champion for the NBPA agenda, nationally through the PSA.

Paul has been instrumental in furthering national inclusion programmes for a number of years. Launched in 2017, he led the development of a coaching and mentoring programme, through which senior leaders volunteered to become trained in coaching and mentoring skills, and commit to supporting three colleagues from under-represented groups per year. The course is now embedded within the College of Policing’s workforce offering.
This year, he also launched the Future Supers programme, offering officers and staff at inspector level and above, access to webinars featuring key leaders and experts in a range of fields, alongside a personal coach or mentor. More than 300 candidates have signed up to the programme and over 150 PSA members have volunteered as coaches to support the programme.
In his citation, NBPA President Andy George said: “Allyship is something we often talk about when navigating the landscape of diversity and inclusion, particularly the area of racial equality. Paul Griffiths OBE, the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association has been an ally for the NBPA and for me as President.

“Paul reached out to me as NBPA President offering words of advice on the intricacies of leading a national network. He has always listened to our perspective and acted when he needed to in doing the right thing.”
 Paul Griffiths comments: “It was a real honour and privilege to receive this recognition from the National Black Police Association. I am extremely passionate about influencing and supporting diversity, equality and inclusion issues which are so crucial for our service, on behalf of the wider PSA.
 “It takes partnership and joint working across our staff associations and network groups to achieve this and that’s exactly what is happening with our friends and colleagues at the NBPA. 
 “I’m delighted that the Future Supers programme is already generating such positive feedback and we have already heard from a number of candidates who have been successful in their promotion journey.”
 More information on the Future Supers Programme can be found here.