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Adam is the first Somali police officer for Leicestershire Police.
He is a Neighbourhood Officer at Spinney Hill in East Leicester and has been a police officer for three years after previously volunteered as a Special Constable.
Adam said: “I was involved in a community project when I was younger which involved working with the police and someone suggested why didn’t I think about a job as a police officer.
“I decided to become a Special Constable to see what it was like and really enjoyed it and went on to apply and get in as police officer.
“The Somali community is a relatively new community and maybe doesn’t have the history that other communities have had in terms of discrimination.
“I wanted to represent my community, I wanted to give back to the community also.
“It was very well received within the local community. People recognised the importance of it. I understood the cultural sensitivities that others didn’t.
“I don’t see it as work or a job - I’m always out and about talking to people, trying to solve problems and helping them.”
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