JANET HILLS MBE
Janet Hills MBE is the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MetBPA) and a serving Police Officer with 29 years’ service. She has held a number of posts on the MetBPA Executive, including First Contact Support Coordinator and General Secretary before becoming the first female Chairperson of the Association in 2013.
Janet joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1991. She started her service at Brixton Police Station as a probationer before venturing into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) where she then worked in a number of departments including the burglary and robbery squads, as well as the Community Safety Unit. She went onto specialise in the Human Trafficking Unit before returning to Brixton on promotion as a Detective Sergeant.
Janet was the President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA) between 2015-2017 and now holds the reserve seat on the NBPA Cabinet. She is also a trustee on the BPA Charitable Trust (BPACT), of which ‘Voice Of Youth And Genuine Empowerment’ (VOYAGE) operate under. Their ‘Young Leaders for Safer Cities’ (YLfSC) programme is rolled out to year 9 students in 22 boroughs across London and gives them an extra qualification at BTEC level 2. She is also a newly appointed Trustee with St Giles’s Charity.
Janet’s dedication to black and minority ethnic officers, staff and communities in London has helped to support recruitment and inclusion and increase confidence in the police.
STRENGTH COMES FROM OVERCOMING ADVERSITY...
When the force truly comes, all forms of discrimination disappears into remission...
After 30 years on the police force, many of them spent in Brixton, Janet Hills MBE sits down with the PT Show to express her opinion on her early years, family and her inspirational journey into the Metropolitan Police Service, chairing both the National Black Police Association and the Met's Black Police Association, culminating in a New Years Honours award.