New Association for Sikh Police

April 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A new police association has been formed to give Sikh officers across the UK an "officially recognised voice".

The British Sikh Police Association (BSPA) aims to help forces recruit, retain and progress Sikh staff.

Its chair, Sgt Kashmira Singh Mann, a Thames Valley Police officer in Slough, Berkshire, said it also aimed to help police understand Sikh communities.

It is estimated there are more than 500 Sikh officers and 1,500 police staff in the UK, Thames Valley Police said.