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The National Black Police Association Conference

Personal and notable figures stand in front of presentation board.
Flying Officer Nettleford with Jennifer Donaldson, Dionne Johnson (the Vice President National Black Police Association), and delegates from Staffordshire Police.

RAF Police personnel have represented the RAF at the National Black Police Association Conference 2021.

Flying Officer Nettleford, from the Force Protection Centre at RAF Honington attended the annual conference that focused on ‘Inclusivity a time for action – spotlight on women and race.’

"It was privilege to represent the RAF and RAF Police at the National Black Police Association Conference 2021, where we were able to showcase our work whilst facilitating important discussions about diversity and inclusion."

Flying Officer Nettleford
RAF Police

Personnel and Kriss Akabusi stand in front of board.
Flying Officer Nettleford and Kriss Akabusi MBE at the National Black Police Association Gala.

During the Conference Flying Officer Nettleford discussed the roles and responsibilities of the RAF Police, and how the RAF can continue promoting diversity and inclusion into the Armed Forces. key speakers at the Conference included Priti Patel MP, Dawn Butler MP, Colin Salmon, Leroy Logan MBE, and Kriss Akabusi MBE.

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Corporal Carré, Flying Officer Nettleford, Corporal Wood.

Corporal Carré from RAF Cranwell and Corporal Wood from RAF Henlow attended the conference, where they spent the day on the exhibition stand, speaking with the attendees and answering questions regarding the role of the RAF Police.

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Corporal Carré and Corporal Wood stand with Jennifer Donaldson, the Founding Member of the National Black Police Association.

Alongside the UK’s Police sector, various other organisations were in attendance, such as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Board, Specialist Operations Unit, Counter Terrorism Policing, and the Superintendents Association.

Personnel stand behind table with another using a Virtual Reality Headset.
Conference Delegate watching the RAF Police Video on the Virtual Reality Headset.

During the conference the National Black Police Association awards 2021 winners were announced with a full list of winners available on the National Black Police Association website.

Personnel and Andy stand by tables.
Flying Officer Nettleford and Andy George President of National Black Police Association.

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