The National Black Police Association is a nationwide organization of African American Police Associations dedicated to the promotion of justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement.
The NBPA has several chartered organizations throughout the United States, and associate members in Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. The principal concerns of the NBPA center upon law enforcement issues and the effect of those issues upon the total community.
The NBPA serves as an advocate for minority police officers and establishes a national network for the training and education of all police officers and others interested in law enforcement.
The New Paradigm of Policing
NBPA was formed at a meeting of 13 black police associations in St. Louis, Missouri in 1972. Our association was formed to help improve the relationship between Police Departments and minority communities, help evaluate how effective policies and programs within the Criminal Justice system are to the minority community, help recruit minorities to a career in police service, work toward reform in the areas of police corruption, brutality and racial discrimination and finally to help educate police officers to work with a sense of professionalism and compassion.
The NBPA is comprised of 5 regions, Western, Southern, Eastern, Northeastern and Mid-Western.