The NBPA is a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt corporation chartered in the state of Maryland. The principal concerns are law enforcement issues and the effect of those issues on the total community in general and the Black community in particular. The NBPA serves as a national network for training and educating peace officers and other criminal justice practitioners.

During the weekend of August 24-26, 1972, thirteen (13) Black police associations and 109 Black peace officers met in St. Louis, Missouri and established the
National Black Police Association – NBPA.

In November 1972, the National Black Police Association was chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Illinois following a historic meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. There were thirteen African American Peace Associations present at the meeting with representatives from the host city as well as: New York City and Buffalo, New York; Flint and Detroit, Michigan; Richmond, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California; Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, and Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baltimore, Maryland; Newark, New Jersey; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; and Denver, Colorado.

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