Category: Valuing Difference

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TVP Muslim Police Officers celebrating Ramadan

Like many of our community members, many TVP colleagues are celebrating Ramadan this month. We recently spoke with PC Misbah Ali and PC Shaharyar (Shah) Khan to learn more about how they are managing Ramadan alongside their policing careers. What does the month of Ramadan mean to you? Misbah: The Holy month of Ramadan means …

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Meet PC Misbah Ali of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 24 Length of Service: 4 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?  I joined the police because I wanted a varied career, it was an ambition I had while being in education and certainly did not think I would ever join. While at University I decided to apply and …

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Meet PC Lucy Williams of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 21 Length of Service 14 (and a half!) years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?  I was drawn to the fast paced and exciting nature of the uniformed role. I wanted a meaningful career that enabled me to help people, meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and the …

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Meet PC Yasser Zubair of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 21 Length of Service: I have 20 years of service across two forces: Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) Why did you want to become a Police Officer?     From an early age, 10 or 11, it was always policing for me.  My family was the victim of crime …

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Meet PC Sylvia Masih-Gill of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: I was 33 when I finally became an officer Length of Service: 13 years as PC (Police Constable), but I have worked in policing since 1996. I initially joined as a Special Constable, alongside that in 1999 I worked in a Police Staff role before achieving my goal to become a PC …

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Meet PC Shaharyar Khan of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 28 Length of Service: 3 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer?    I wanted to do a job, which helped me make a difference and protect vulnerable people. I am one of those people that does not like a person being wronged and I always want to help …

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Meet PC Pete Butt-Gow of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Age at joining: 28, following 10 years of military service Why did you become a Police Officer? Was always my intention to join the police but felt wanted some life experience and like skills first.  I joined the military first and after nearly 10 years I left and joined TVP.  I was raised and lived …

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Meet PC Abhilasha Bajwa, Acting Sergeant of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team

Role: Acting Sergeant of TVP’s Positive Action and Engagement Team Age at joining: 21 Length of Service: 2.5 years Why did you want to become a Police Officer? I wanted to do something meaningful with my life, something with purpose that I could look back on in years to come with pride that I made …

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Meet Asad – Special Constable in Milton Keynes

Asad has been a Special Constable in Milton Keynes for 2 years; he does this important volunteering role alongside his college studies in Public Services. We spoke to Asad about the role of a special and how he manages his commitments around his academic workload. How do you juggle your academic commitments and those of …