Launch of the BTP Sikh Association


BTP Federation was pleased to support the recent launch of the BTP Sikh Association, which provides a network of support for officers, staff and volunteers throughout the force.

The event saw officers and staff come together at the Ramgarhia Gurdwara in Birmingham. Guests heard from the President of the National Sikh Police Association, Sergeant Harvy Rai MBE and the Chair of the West Midlands Sikh Association, PC Kam Samra.

Pete Kingham from BTP Federation and ACC Sean O'Callaghan from BTP received a plaque to mark the launch of the Association. Association Chair, Suneeta Kaur Seera who works at Baskerville House in Birmingham received a special mention for her work to establish the support group in BTP. She is pictured with Pete Kingham.

Pete said: "BTP Federation represents its members on a range of issues from pay and pensions, to allowances and leave, to conditions of service. We also support members who face all sorts of challenging personal and welfare issues.

"Our relationship with each of the Employee Support Associations is important to us both in terms of our understanding of people's lived experiences and being able to connect members with other sources of help and guidance."

As well as providing a network of support, the Sikh Association will help to promote understanding of the faith throughout BTP. Officers, staff and volunteers can contact the association by email on spa@btp.police.uk.