Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History Research

This is a new joint Research Project being undertaken by BTP and the BTPHG

Go here for articles and items generated by the project: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History Research

INTRODUCTION

Ch Supt Murray

My name is Dennis Murray and I am a Chief Superintendent at the British Transport Police. As the lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing I believe it is important to chart the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History of BTP alongside the knowledge and information we already have about the wider organisation.

The project has made a good start with a number of names put forward for key individuals and pioneers but we need to ensure that we do not miss anyone of significance and be as accurate as possible i.e. the first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic female, the first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic detective are good examples.

Who were they? Where are they now? What do we know about them? What did they do?

The intention is to create a chart and timeline of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic History of BTP and celebrate those officers/staff and their journey.

The work will build into a number of opportunities to promote this internally and externally including on the BTP History Group website.

If you have any information or contacts that may be of use please contact the leads below at bame.research@btphg.org.uk (your message will be passed to the appropriate lead contact).

Lead Contact Area of interest
Ritu Sharma Female Asian Officers/Staff
Trina Allen Female Black Officers/Staff
Rajat Lal Male Asian Officers/Staff
Lesa Yoganantha Other ethnic minority females Officers/Staff
Chandni Malhotra Black, Asian and ethnic minority female staff members
Keith Jarrett BPA and SAME history
Ash Malhi Black Male Officers/Staff

 

Dennis Murray
Chief Superintendent,
Lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing

 

Webmaster’s Note:
Ch Supt Murray was a Superintendent in Northamptonshire Police before joining BTP in 2020.
Link: Introducing: Chief Superintendent Dennis Murray

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for improving diversity within policing and building trust and strong relationships with local communities, in the Birthday Honours list 2021.
Link: BTP officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021