Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the following event organised with the kind cooperation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic

From asylum seeker to UK policeman

a talk by Petr Torak MBE

Tuesday 15 May 2018

at 18:30 – 20:30pm (doors open at 18:00pm)

at the Czech Embassy, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

(nearest Underground station, Notting Hill Gate)


Born in Liberec in the Czech Republic to Roma parents; after several racially motivated attacks, the family moved to the UK and applied for asylum. He joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer in 2006 and two years later became a Police Officer. In 2010 Torak co-founded a community group COMPAS that provides cultural and educational support for the Czech and Slovak communities in Peterborough. He was awarded an honorary MBE in 2015 “for services to the Roma community”.

Admission £10.00, full-time students £5.00, free for BCSA members

Booking is essential via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-asylum-seeker-to-uk-policeman-a-talk-by-petr-torak-mbe-tickets-45191664485  or by e-mail to bcsa@bcsa.co.uk