DC Syeed Ahmed is a detective working in the force’s rape investigation unit known as Signal. He has been a police officer for nine years and grew up in the city of Leicester.
“Before joining the police in 2014 I was self-employed and had a young family – I was attracted to becoming a police officer because it offered me fulfilment and stability and security for me and my family.”
Syeed grew up in the heart of the diverse communities of Leicester.
“I had friends who were police officers and hearing their positive stories inspired me to join as well. It is a challenging job but there is fantastic help and support available at every turn. I enjoy ‘getting the job done’ and being able to play a part in seeking justice for people and helping bring offenders to account is the most satisfying element of the job. There are great opportunities to progress, the roles are varied and you will get the chance to develop professionally."
What would his message be to someone thinking about becoming a police officer?
“Behind the title of police officer is a human being with feelings and emotions and although the job can be challenging it is also very satisfying and helps you as a person to become more confident and resilient. I would definitely recommend it.”