Tue 17 Jul 2007
Press Release 11.7.07
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM POLICE
The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) was launched at British Transport Police HQ in London on Wednesday the 11th of July 2007. NAMP represents Muslim Police Officers and Staff through out the United Kingdom and provides a national voice for existing Associations of Muslim Police organisations.
The organisation’s key objectives are:
1. Identify the safety and security needs of Muslim Police officers and staff in the UK.
2. Support Recruitment, Retention and Progression within the service of Muslim officers and staff.
3. Build trust and confidence to enhance the quality of service to Muslim communities.
4. Positively encourage the recognition and value Muslim officers and staff bring to the Police service
5. Assist in policy development with relation to policing policies and including but not limited to internal employment, anti terrorism and community cohesion.
Dr Bari from the Muslim Council of Britain opened the launch and said” Muslims in the police service are essential and provide a valuable service to all sections of the community” The National Black Police Association welcomed the formation of the National Association of Muslim Police and expressed their desire to work with the newly formed organisation. The newly elected Chair Superintendent Dal Babu said “Muslim Police Officers have a valuable role to play in fighting crime and reducing threats to our national security” The Vice Chair PC Zaheer Ahmad said “I am confident that the National Association of Muslim Police will be a valuable resource for both our members and Police Services throughout the country”
The launch was attended by : Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary Peter Fahy Muslim Council of Britain General Secretary Dr. Bari And Commander Richard Gargini from the National Community Tension Team