This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Leicestershire's Muslim police officers create their own staff association
Muslim police officers have banded together to create a staff association.
The Leicestershire branch of the Association of Muslim Police, (AMP), was officially launched at the force's Enderby headquarters last month.
It is the latest faith-based staff group to be formed within the force.
Christian officers already have their own group. Temporary Chief Constable Chris Eyre told guests at the launch that the force's chief officers fully supported the group.
Suleman Nagdi, spokesman for the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations, said: "This association, with more than 60 members, demonstrates that Muslims have a strong sense of pride and belonging to this nation."