Ipswich officer makes history

A police officer from Ipswich has become the first staff member and the first woman to be elected President of the National Black Police Association.

Ipswich officer aims to tackle inequality

by Serena Sandhu

A police officer from Ipswich has become the first staff member and the first woman to be elected President of a national policing association.

Franstine Jones says that she wants to use her new role representing black officers to improve race equality within the police service.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

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Ipswich officer elected as President of the National Black Police Association

Franstine Jones has been elected as the President of the National Black Police Association.
Franstine Jones has been elected as the President of the National Black Police Association. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A police officer from Ipswich has become the first staff member and the first woman to be elected President of the National Black Police Association.

Franstine Jones says that she wants to use her new role representing black officers to improve race equality within the police service.

She believes black and ethic minorities are still under represented in the force.