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East London police force celebrate Black History Month

LUNCH DATE: The Waltham Forest police force marked Black History Month with a celebratory lunch

AN EAST London police force held a celebratory lunch to mark Black History Month.

More than 70 officers, partners and staff from Waltham Forest Police gathered for the lunch, which was held at Chingford Police Station.

The event was organised by the borough’s diversity leads for race, sergeant Doreen Rugundu and detective constable Verna Norton.

Guest speakers included Janet Hills of the Metropolitan Police's Black Police Association, Sonia Brown from MOPAC’s Young Ambassador Scheme and doctor Leroy Logan, retired Metropolitan Police superintendent.

A quiz was held to test the guest’s knowledge of Back History Month and Logan spoke of his time as a senior officer.

GUEST SPEAKER: Retired Metropolitan Police superintendent attended the lunch

Organiser Doreen Rugundu said: “I am so proud to be an officer at Waltham Forest.

"Black History Month is a chance for us to promote the achievements of all minority people and to recognise that by having a more diverse workforce, we will provide a better service to our community.”

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