Derbyshire hosts National Black Police Association conference
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Derbyshire Constabulary is hosting this year’s conference organised by the National Black Police Association which is being held at Pride Park Stadium.
The conference theme this year is youth engagement and is being held from 15-17 October. The event is being hosted by Sameena Ali-Khan and there is an impressive line-up of speakers during the two and a half day conference. The annual general meeting will be held during the event too.
Speakers include Olympic Gold Medallist and Britain’s most successful female boxer Nicola Adams OBE, Alex Beresford from Good Morning Britain, Minister for Crime, Police and Fire Kit Malthouse and Kevin ‘Signkid’ Walker, a Deaf hip hop artist who contracted meningitis as a child. Kevin uses his art to raise awareness of social issues and provide an insight into his life as a young Deaf black youth.
Theresa Peltier, chair of Derbyshire Black Police Association said: “It is a great honour for Derbyshire to be the hosting force this year. Our annual general meeting always provides tremendous opportunities to learn from each other, in order to make improvements for our members and for the public and our youth.
Delegates from the conference will be making a trip to see the Knife Angel which is currently on display next to Derby Cathedral on Iron Gate on Thursday afternoon.
Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “I am delighted that Derbyshire Constabulary is the host for this year’s National Black Police Association annual conference; a year which marked the first Stephen Lawrence Day.
This year’s theme of youth engagement provides a superb opportunity to work with our communities to focus on the issues which concern young people, gathering their views and their ideas with a view to developing a collective way forward.