Hampshire Police Authority Item: 9
22 November 2005
Secondment of Police Constable Ahmed Sasso as General Secretary
National Black Police Association Cabinet
Report of the Chief Constable
Contact: Mrs Julie Simms, Corporate Services, Police Headquarters
(0845 0 45 45 45 Extension 79-1474)
1.1. This report is submitted to inform the Police Authority that PC Ahmed Sasso
has been selected to the post of General Secretary of the National Black Police
Association (NBPA) Cabinet. PC Sasso will take up the post on 7th December
2005 for a two year secondment. The Hampshire Constabulary will continue to
employ PC Sasso and will remain responsible for his salary.
1.2. Hampshire Constabulary acknowledges the personal achievement of PC Sasso
and would like to bring this achievement to the attention of the Police Authority.
This posting is further evidence of our commitment, as a Force and Authority, to
1.3. PC Sasso will continue to be the Hampshire Black Police Association (HBPA)
national representative, ensuring that Hampshire Constabulary is kept up to date
with issues relating to race, culture and religion that may impact on its service
delivery and, at the same time, raising the Constabulary’s profile nationally.
2. Diverse Communities Officer
2.1. PC Sasso is currently the Diverse Communities Officer within the Community
Safety Department at Police Headquarters.
2.2. The Diverse Communities Officer post was created in September 2003 and
carries responsibility for issues relating to race and religion across the two
counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The role also entails being the
HBPA Co-ordinator. A brief summary of the work PC Sasso undertakes and his
personal achievements is attached at Appendix 1.
2.3. Over the last six years, PC Sasso has held the posts of Secretary and Vice Chair,
and is currently the Chair and National Representative of the HBPA.
2.4. PC Sasso was put forward by the HBPA to stand as the General Secretary of the
NBPA Cabinet. He was overwhelmingly voted in by the BPAs around the
3. General Secretary of the National Black Association Cabinet
3.1. With effect from 7th December 2005 PC Sasso will take up his seconded post as
General Secretary of the NBPA Cabinet.
3.2. The post will expose PC Sasso to the national policing arena, bringing him into
contact with other forces including those in Scotland and Northern Ireland, their
ACPO teams and Police Authority members. He will also be working with the
Home Office race and diversity units, the Association of Police Authorities, and
many other high profile national, statutory and independent
bodies/agencies/partners in relation to race, religion and diversity issues around
3.3. As part of the NBPA Cabinet PC Sasso will be at the forefront of helping move
forward issues of race and diversity for the Police Service, supporting and
working with other local Black Police Associations (BPAs).
4.1. Hampshire Constabulary will fund the post from its Special Projects budget.
5.1. That the report be noted.
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