The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) was founded in 2007. A group of Muslim officers having identified a huge gap of faith within policing, held several key meetings with the Police minister and Chief’s councils to make a strong case for establishing a national association. This was eventually met with approval and the Metropolitan Police service became the first to launch its own association in 2007. This soon became the catalyst for other forces to follow suit and in 2007 local AMPs came together to formulate a national association consisting of 10 member forces. NAMP was established to create a stronger network for Muslim officers/staff to address inequality/unfairness within the police service. NAMP is a constituted body that has over the years seen a growth in membership which currently stands at approximately 3000 which include police officers of all ranks, Police staff PCSOs and Specials. NAMP also has external associated membership that includes key community contacts, Muslim community organisations, Muslim media and Mosque Councils.