Leicestershire Police’s Association of Muslim Police (AMP) ran a community engagement event on Saturday 2 July 2022.
The event, which was attended by 200 guests, was opened by Chief Constable Rob Nixon.
It was organised to continue the building of strong links between the Muslim community and the police recognising the importance of community work.
Also in attendance were Lord Mayor George Cole, Assistant Chief Constable Adam Streets, Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Mathews, Shaykh Riyadh Ul Haq and Shaykh Imran.
Sergeant Yusuf Nagdi, Chair of AMP, was heavily involved in organising the event. He said: “It was a really enjoyable event and was so good to see so many people there.
“I was able to share some fantastic news, that 21% of all applications to join Leicestershire Police in 2021 were from diverse communities. This is the highest volume we’ve ever received and shows how our workforce reflects the communities we serve in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.”
Attendees heard from the Lord Mayor, Sergeant Nagdi about police recruitment and the AMP, Sergeant Marina Waka provided a lived experience of being a female Muslim police officer with ACC Adam Streets concluding the session.
Community achievement and ambassador awards were handed out to acknowledge the commitment, dedication and support provided to the local community and to AMP.
The event was very well received by its guests, with one thankful Tweet reading: “What a fantastic and uplifting event celebrating the achievements of AMP and the community. Thank you for inviting us to be part of this inspiring event.”